Have fun this week exploring and learning about the environment around us. 1. 👀 Watch the video from the Minnesota Zoo as they discuss biomes, habitats, and ecosystems. Think about any new words you are learning as you watch the video. 2. Tap to add this activity. Use what you learned in the video and the attached template to show the living and non-living parts of a grassland ecosystem. - Drag and resize the animal silhouettes to show where they would be found in this ecosystem. - Use the drawing tools to illustrate the animals on top of their silhouette. - Draw the following: sun, grasses, farmers, crop field - Drag the labels and place them next to each part of the ecosystem. 3. Tap the mic and explain how the different parts of this ecosystem interact with one another. Use the arrow to point to different parts as you speak. 4. Tap the check to add to your journal. Optional: Include any new words you learned in your drawing like biome, habitat, and ecosystem. Talk to your family about what you learned and discuss what kind of biome you live in. Family Why: Learning about the environment helps children understand more about where they live and the broader world around them. It opens up their scientific thinking and observation skills.
My diagram of the grassland ecosystem.
You can customize this activity based on the ages and skills of your students. You can focus on different biomes or have the lesson focus on students thinking about the biome, habitat and ecosystem they live in. NGSS: 3-LS4-3. NGSS: L-S2.C Learn more about how the Minnesota Zoo can support learning in your classroom. Visit https://mnzoo.org/learningcorner