3) Student Sessions

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the Wild-Lab User's Manual for Educators

Teacher's Guide for the Louisiana Wetlands Curriculum for Grades 5 - 7 (intro scripts, questions, GLE's)

This first version features a curriculum for 5th to 7th graders on the Louisiana Wetlands and covers such topics as:

  1. What is a Wetland (basics)
    · Location of wetlands, basic definition of wetlands
    · Wetland comparisons
    · Environmental Components

  2. Wetlands as an Ecosystem
    · What is an ecosystem?
    · What is a Wetlands ecosystem?


  3. Human Impact
    · Quality: pollution, runoff, litter, dredging, fisheries, ecotourism, recreation
    · Quality: urban sprawl, spillways, introduced species, erosion, development, freshwater diversion, endangered species

The students will go step-by-step through the curriculum watching presentations, doing research, and answering questions and progressing to the next level.
As the students go through the curriculum, they will do so with a "split-screen"…the Top Part of the screen will have the presentations and questions, and the Bottom Part will be the Research Library which they will use to answer the questions. So you see, the program is also designed to teach students how to do effective research.

We estimate that the time it would take for students to complete would require 1 hour a week for 2 months (thus 8 hours), but your feedback will help us figure out the "real" pace for most students.

Your feedback will help us to REFINE and IMPROVE the Louisiana Wetlands curriculum as well as develop future Earth Science curriculums.

If you'd like to try it out yourself, simply click the "Test-Drive the Curriculum" button at the top right.

But I'm sure you have more pressing questions about HOW TO START , HOW STUDENTS BEGIN EACH SESSION, HOW YOU'LL MONITOR PROGRESS, etc. so please CLICK HERE to move on to the next part of our Overview.

the Wild-Lab User's Manual for Educators

Teacher's Guide for the Louisiana Wetlands Curriculum for Grades 5 - 7 (intro scripts, questions, GLE's)

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