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									Teacher Page   Design for a Pond Habitat

                A WebQuest for 4th & 5th grade
                          Designed by

                Debbie Goehring & Charles Dial

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Teacher Page                         Introduction

    Top        This curriculum material was developed as part of the
               Tennessee State Department of Education Inservice
Introduction   Science Program taught by Richard Audet of Roger
               Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island.
               We chose the topic of developing a pond habitat based
 Standards     on inspiration we from the book, Song of the Water
               Boatman & Other Pond Poems by Joyce Sidman.

               The hands-on opportunity for students to learn from
               developing an out of doors classroom will relate to food
               webs and food chains in the Tennessee State Curriculum
               for 4th & 5th grades.

Teacher Page   This WebQuest focuses of the Content Area
               of Life Science. It is geared towards fourth
               and fifth grades. The main idea is to provide
Introduction   the interaction of students with the
               environment of a pond ecosystem.
               This WebQuest could easily be used as a
               cross-curriculum plan. It could also be
               easily adapted to other grade levels.
               Learners should have a basic understanding
               of habitats, food webs, and food chains.
                                    Curriculum Standards
               Tennessee Science Standards
                                                Learning Expectations:
               2.1 Investigate the relationships among organisms in a specific ecosystem.
Teacher Page                                Performance Indicators State:
               At Level 1, the student is able to
    Top        4.2.spi.1 select plants and animals found in a specific environment.
               at Level 2, the student is able to
               4.2.spi.2 recognize how plants and animals interact with each other in their
Introduction      environment.
               at Level 3, the student is able to
                                           Performance Indicators Teacher:
  Learner      As documented through teacher observation,
               at Level 1, the student is able to
 Standards     4.2.tpi.1 group organisms according to the specific environment that they inhabit.
               at Level 2, the student is able to
               4.2.tpi.2 investigate and describe how plants and animals interact with each other in
                  their environment.
               Benchmarks for Science Literacy
               . By the end of the 5th grade, students should know that:
               For any particular environment, some kinds of plants and animals survive well,
                  some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
               .Insects and various other organisms depend on dead plant and animal material for
               .Organisms interact with one another in various ways besides providing food. Many
                  plants depend on animals for carrying their pollen to other plants or for
                  dispersing their seeds.
               .Changes in an organism's habitat are sometimes beneficial to it and sometimes
                            National Science Education Standards

Teacher Page                             Life Science
               The world has many different environments, and distinct
    Top          environments support the life of different types of organisms.

Introduction   Each plant or animal has different structures that serve different
                 functions in growth, survival, and reproduction. For example,
  Learner        humans have distinct body structures for walking, holding,
                 seeing, and talking.
               The behavior of individual organisms is influenced by internal cues
                 (such as hunger) and by external cues (such as a change in the
                 environment). Humans and other organisms have senses that
                 help them detect internal and external cues.


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