Ecology Disrupted: Unexpected Consequences of Human Daily Life On Habitat and Populations
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Changes to Habitats lesson plan
Changes to Habitats investigation booklet
(Time required: about 90 minutes, over two class periods)
In this lesson sequence, students will extend what they have learned about the unexpected consequences of human daily life on habitat and bighorn sheep populations to habitats and populations of other animal species.
1. Populations Live in Habitats. (5 min)
Discuss habitats and populations in the context of daily life and bighorn sheep.
4. Bringing Stories Together (10 min)
Students will be asked to develop solutions for the fragmentation of the bighorn sheep habitat and analyze other examples of human disruptions of habitats.
5. Final Thoughts (25 min)
Ask students to complete the Final Thoughts section of the Investigation Booklet, available in the Downloads section on this page.
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90 minutes (split over two class periods)