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Standard 5
Students will understand the physical characteristics of Utah's wetlands, forests, and deserts and identify common organisms for each environment.
Objective 1
Describe the physical characteristics of Utah's wetlands, forests, and deserts.
 
USOE-Approved Lesson Plans   USOE-Approved Lesson Plans
  • I Spy Environments
    This activity is an opportunity for students to us their knowledge of environments in an activity that will also allow them to explore fine art paintings from the Springville Art Museum. In small groups, students will investigate a variety of paintings of places in Utah in different seasons and different environments using different mediums. They will then decide on physical characteristics of these using a graphic organizer.
  • TRB 4:5 - Investigation 1 - Wetlands, Forests & Deserts
    Students will learn about surface terrain and how plants and animals are affected by the temperatures and precipitation that elevation and terrain creates. Then the students will predict what type of environment plants and animals live in.
  • TRB 4:5 - Investigation 2 - Elevation, Plants & Animals
    This activity will help students understand that elevation is one of the things that affect where and how plants and animals live.
  • Utah Biomes and Plants
    Students observe Utah plant specimens from the Natural History Museum of Utah. The four biomes found in Utah are explored and many of the plants that live there identified. Plant adaptations for each biome are studied. Students play a game of Survivor Utah as they learn about the uses of many of Utah’s plants.
  • Wonderful Wetlands
    Creating a model of Utah wetlands allows students to observe this unique environment that has important value to plants and animals.
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