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Denali

Critterpages

Grades 7 - 8
Science, Language Arts

Overview

Starting with the Denali National Park and Preserve quarter, the students will visit the Denali National Park and Preserve website to understand and identify the basic needs of organisms that must be met in order to carry out life processes.  The students will classify local organisms as producers or first, second, or third-order consumers.  The students will research and identify ways organisms adapt to factors in an ecosystem and will identify ways human interaction can directly alter habitats.  The students will create a fictional web page to tell about the Dall sheep.

Worksheets

Denali National Park and Preserve Quarter Reverse

United States Map

Critterpages Template

3-2-1 Peer Evaluation

Critterpages Page Rubric

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Critterpages

National Standards

Science

National Science Teachers Association (www.nsta.org)

  • Structure and function in living systems
  • Populations and ecosystems
  • Diversity and adaptations of organisms

Language Arts

National Council of Teachers of English (www.ncte.org) and International Reading Association (www.reading.org)

  • Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • Demonstrate competence in the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing.
  • Gather and use information for research purposes.

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