I. What do Scientists do?
A. Observation as a Core Practice
B. Question Generating
C. Making Connections
D. Evidence-based Explanation
E. Uncovering Mystery
II. How do we investigate our mystery?
A. Track Exploration
B. Field Guides
III. What mammals live in the Northwoods?
A. Group Roles
B. Seasonal Survey
2. Scent Posts
C. Trail Camera
IV. What story will I pass on about science?
A. Data Summary
B. Debrief Science Practices
C. Science = Adventure!
1.Science relates to all of us and is not limited to laboratories.
2.Challenges provide opportunities for learning and growth.
3. All living and nonliving components of an environment interact with one another to form an ecosystem.
4. Scientific inquiry uses multiple interrelated processes to investigate questions and propose explanations about the natural world.
Upon completion of the Northwoods Mammals class students will be able to:
|MN Science Standards||Grade||Code|
|Living things are diverse with many different characteristics that enable them to grow, reproduce and survive.||5||188.8.131.52|
|Natural systems have many components that interact to maintain the living system.||5||184.108.40.206|
|Natural systems include a variety of organisms that interact with one another in several ways.||7||220.127.116.11|
|The interrelationship and interdependence of organisms generate dynamic biological communities in ecosystems.||9||18.104.22.168|
|Human activity has consequences on living organisms and ecosystems.||9||22.214.171.124|
|Next Generation Science Standards||Grade||Code|
|Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.||MS||MS-LS2-1|
|Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in: (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.||HS||HS-LS4-5|