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Who Can Live Here?

Secondary

Description

Students assess the fitness of a habitat for a specific purpose. The lesson is designed to introduce students to concepts of ecology, habitat care, and species identification. Students will be able to:

  • Locate habitat elements on a specific site 
  • Assess site’s potential as a suitable habitat for a specific species
  •  Identify an area of the site that would include the most habitat elements for a specific species

 

General Assessment

What skills does this resource explicitly teach?

Students learn those skills associated with observing, analyzing, and reporting on the elements of a habitat.

Strengths

Well constructed framework for gathering and analyzing data on habitats, what is there, what do different species require in a habitat and what one might do to make a given habitat more attractive for various species. Relatively easy in terms of tools and site requirements for students to carry out assigned tasks. 

Recommendation of how and where to use it

The resource would serve as an introductory lesson for those units of study that examine ecosystems or the sustainability of ecosystems or natural diversity and habitat.

Relevant Curriculum Units

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  • Alberta
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    • Grade 9
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      • Science
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        • Biological Diversity
        • Knowledge and Employability Science: Biological Diversity (Social and Environmental Contexts Emphasis)
    • Grade 11
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      • Biology
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Biology 20: Ecosystems and Population Change
  • British Columbia
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    • Grade 11
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      • Environmental Science
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        • Environmental Science 11: Complex roles and relationships contribute to diversity of ecosystems
        • Environmental Science 11:Humans can play a role in stewardship and restoration of ecosystems
    • Grade 12
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      • Science
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        • Specialized Science 12: Biodiversity is dependent on the complex interactions and processes between biotic and abiotic factors
  • Manitoba
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    • Grade 10
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        • Senior 2 Science: Dynamics of Ecosystems
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      • Biology
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        • Biology: Conservation of Biodiversity
  • New Brunswick
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    • Grade 12
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      • Environmental Science
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        • Introduction to Environmental Science 120: Sustainable Development
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
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    • Grade 10
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      • Science
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        • Science 1206: Sustainability of Ecosystems
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      • Science
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        • Science 2200: Ecosytems
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      • Environmental Science
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        • Environmental Science 3205: Introduction to Environmental Science
      • Geography
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        • World Geography 3200/3202: Ecosystems
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        • Biological Diversity
  • Nova Scotia
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        • Science 10: Sustainability of Ecosystems
  • Nunavut
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    • Grade 9
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        • Knowledge and Employability Science: Biological Diversity (Social and Environmental Contexts Emphasis)
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      • Science
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        • Science 20: Changes in Living Systems
  • Ontario
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    • Grade 9
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        • Issues in Canadian Geography (Applied): Geographic Inquiry and Skill Development
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        • Science (Academic):Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems
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      • Biology
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        • Biology 11(Univer.Prep.) Diversity of Living Things
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        • Environmental Science (Workplace Prep.) Human Impact on the Environment
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        • Regional Geography (Univ./College Prep.): Sustainability and Stewardship
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      • Geography
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        • Living in a Sustainable World (Workplace Prep.): Species and Spaces
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  • Prince Edward Island
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        • Science 431A: Life Science, Sustainability of Ecosystems
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      • Environmental Science
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        • Environmental Science 621A: Ecological Principles
  • Quebec
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      • Science & Technology
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        • Applied Science & Technology:The Living World
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        • Science & Technology:The Living World
  • Saskatchewan
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    • Grade 11
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      • Environmental Science
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        • Environmental Science 20: Terrestrial Systems
  • Yukon Territory
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    • Grade 11
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      • Environmental Science
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        • Environmental Science 11: Complex roles and relationships contribute to diversity of ecosystems
        • Environmental Science 11:Humans can play a role in stewardship and restoration of ecosystems

Themes Addressed

  • Ecosystems (3)

    • Appreciating the Natural World
    • Biodiversity
    • Habitat Loss