BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
|Habitat Inventory at Windmill Sites
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|Grade: 11th - 12th grades
|NYS Content Area Standard:
Math, Science & Technology:
Standard 4: Science
Standard 6: Interconnectedness: Common Themes
|NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
English Language Arts:
Standard 1: Language for Information and Understanding
Standard 4: Language for Social Interaction
|Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
|Keywords: dichotomous key, windmills|
|Investigative Question or Issue: What are the wildlife habitat components present at the proposed Barton Mines windmill site?|
Teachers will need to instruct students on plant identification using a dichotomous key prior to this activity. Materials for sampling habitats will need to be constructed, one set per group.
Students will investigate the existant habitat components of the immediate area of the proposed placement of windmills on the Barton Mines property. Students will produce a poster showing the habitat components. This poster will be displayed in the Tannery Pond Community Center.
Students will satisfy NYS standards in both science, math, and technology, and English. Language Arts as they research sampling methods, conduct the actual habitat sampling on site, record digital images of habitat, and create a final poster display of results.
Product of the 2008 ACP Biodiversity Workshop, funded by a grant from the New York Biodiversity Research Institute.
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Utilizes research time in computer lab.
One page description of sampling methods and habitat components
Data Collection sheet created
Student takes active role in habitat sampling
Habitat component data summarized in graph
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