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The Future of the Florida Panther

Subject:Science, Geography
Grade:6-8, 9-12

Brief Description
Students analyze environmental factors to predict the future of the Florida panther.

Objectives

Students practice problem solving as they learn about the Florida panther and changing environmental conditions in the Everglades.

Keywords

panther, Everglades, environment, ecology

Materials Needed

Florida Everglades a variety of print and online resources about the Everglades and the Florida panther

Lesson Plan

  • Invite students to explore resources about the Everglades and the Florida panther at Florida Everglades. Materials can be viewed online or printed and distributed to students.
  • Present students with Situation.
  • Print and distribute the three work sheets
    List what is known,
    List what is needed,
    Gather Information needed to complete the ESS Analysis.
  • Have students complete the three work sheets and prepare a report or presentation about their predictions for the future of the Florida panther

Assessment

Evaluate students on the quality and content of their reports or presentations. Exploring the Environment.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Linda Starr

National Standards

Science:
NS.5-8.1
NS.5-8.3
NS.5-8.6
NS.9-12.1
NS.9-12.3
NS.9-12.6

Geography:
NSS-G.K-12.3
NSS-G.K-12.5

12/18/2000