Just recently, I added this product as a new free item to my teacherspayteachers.com store. I created and used this with my students for the first time this past school year. I was so pleased with the activity that I decided to share it with all of you.
This activity is a 23-question worksheet that the student should complete at the beginning of a unit on ecology. The student should be given the worksheets in advance and given a few days to work on it. The questions are designed to get the student thinking about the environment, especially about things that happen in their own home and community.
- Name 5 plants that seem to be native to your area. For each plant, list one reason why it is important to humans. For example, can these plants be used as a source of food? Are they used in landscaping?
- What agricultural products are grown in your area? Is there a problem in obtaining the water necessary for growing these crops?
- Other than recycling, what is done in your home that could be considered “conservation”?
- List three organizations or agencies in your area that are involved in the conservation and protection of the environment. Describe the purpose of each agency/organization.
I was very pleased with the results. My students put time and energy into supplying thoughtful answers that generated much classroom discussion during our unit on ecology. I hope you enjoy this freebie!
Have fun teaching!