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Intended for use prior to viewing the Science on a Sphere film "Water Falls," this lesson introduces students to Earth's water cycle and the importance of freshwater resources.
This activity is about the relationship between habitat and wildlife. After reading and discussing a story on prairie potholes and waterfowl, learners will use hula hoops, packing peanuts and other materials to simulate prairie pothole destruction... (View More) as a result of climate change and the impact of habitat loss on the waterfowl population. Learners will be able to recognize the correlation between the quality and quantity of prairie potholes and the waterfowl that use this region for reproduction. This activity can be performed outside or in a gym/multipurpose room. This is the first of three activities in the "The Impact of Climate Change on Prairie Potholes" section of the "Climate Change, Wildlife and Wildlands: A Toolkit for Formal and Informal Educators." (View Less)