Type:

Other

Description:

In this outdoor activity, learners use a "litter-critter" wheel to help them identify different animals they find living in a natural litter habitat. Learners also become familiar with body parts of litter habitat animals, and use that knowledge to identify animals they find. This activity addresses the concept of decomposition as well, and can be expanded to address specific aspects of biodiversity across various litter habitats, including those affected by human litter. Depending on the age of the learners, they can make the litter-critter wheels themselves (plan on an additional 30-45 minutes for learners to construct their wheels before starting the main activity).

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,NSDL,habitat,insects,soil,Biological science,litter,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,spiders,Middle School,bacteria,Communicating Results,organisms,decay,Social Sciences,environment,salamanders,Protists and Fungi,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Life Science,General science,decomposers,Plants,Biodiversity,Animals,Formulating Explanations,body parts,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926122636632T,trees,Elementary School,Viruses and Bacteria,Ecosystems,Conducting Investigations,thorax,plants,Ecology,animals,Upper Elementary,leaves,Populations,Earth system science,fungi,slugs,Science and society,Education,organism,Geoscience,decompose

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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