Big Idea:An up close and personal look at Jane Goodall helps students understand roles human's play on preserving wildlife and understand how these observations let us know that some animals form groups that help members survive.
Big Idea:It is critical to give students time to engage in observation of life in order for them to make real sense of it. This lesson allows for that time, as well as it provides a structure for students to form theories about behavior.
Engineering and Design: Saving the Little Brown Bat
Big Idea:Students need to know about the bat as an animal, what it's environment was and how this environment met specific needs, so that they can design a house that meets the bat's environmental needs.