Ecological literacy unit
TITLE OF ACTIVITY:
What’s that you stepped on?
ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLE(S) BEING ADDRESSED:
STANDARD(S) BEING ADDRESSED:
4.6 Understanding Place
7.1 Scientific Method/Observation
7.13 Organisms, Evolution, and Interdependence
What are those funny looking little mounds of dirt you just stepped on?
Do you know what creature made that little hole?
Learning about earthworms.
Have the students follow the teacher around the Kindergarten Playground
Point out the wormholes and castings.
Children draw what they see.
Have children dig to see what made the hole.
Crayons or markers
CULTURAL HERITAGE CONNECTIONS:
(e.g., products, performances, tasks, tools (rubrics/checklists), anecdotal)
Drawing of what you see. (Product)
Discussion of what they see. (Anecdotal)
(e.g., products, performances, tasks, tools(rubrics/checklists), anecdotal)
4.6 Understanding Place rubric (tool)
7.1 Scientific Method-Observation, rubric (tool)
7.13 Organisms, rubric (tool)