In this activity, students will read about the role of cienegas in the environment and then compare the functions to different household items.
By completing this lesson, your students will be able to:
- Obtain and evaluate information from a nonfiction text about wetlands.
- Compare the various roles of cienegas to common household items.
- Explain how changes to cienegas could impact the environment.
More About this Lesson Plan
Wild Kids is a collection of simple activities that can be used to introduce students to different wildlife and life science concepts. Each activity includes a two page printable student worksheet and a page of teacher instructions. They have been aligned to the Arizona academic science standards and can be used to promote three dimensional teaching.
In this activity, students will read a short passage about cienegas and answer a critical thinking question. Then, they will assess their understanding of the role of cienegas by comparing the function of these wetlands to common household items.
This lesson has been correlated to the following Arizona Department of Education academic standards:
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