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English - Seventh Grade 7.9

Beaver Tails
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_beaver.html

There is something intriguing about beavers. It is easy for us to see them in terms of human activity: engineers, architects, and homemakers. Beavers, like humans, don't just live in their environment, they change it, thereby affecting all of their neighbors. Beaver activity has shaped some park environments. This activity explores their effect. (Grades K-10)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.1, K.2, K.6.17, 3.1, 2.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.10, 4.1, 4.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.8, 6.9, 6.11, LS.1, LS.4, LS.7, LS.8, LS.9, LS.11, LS.12, BIO.1, BIO.9 .1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.7, 2.1, 2.5, 2. English: K.13, 1.3, 2.11, 3.7. 3.9. 4.7, 4.8, 5.7, 6.1, 6.3, 6.7, 6.8, 7.1, 7.8, 7.9, 8.1, 8.5, 9.4, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
  • Time Required: Time Required at the Park: 1 to 2 hours, daylight hours. Small quiet groups may glimpse a beaver in evening or early morning (special arrangements may be necessary).
  • Dates: Time of Year: Any time is suitable, but in fall there will be more fresh sings, since beavers are most active then.
  • Cost: 

Great Bay Land Grab
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_land-grab.html

Confronted with the responsibility of planning for the sale and subsequent use of park lands, students analyze the resource and evaluate plans in terms of future impact. (Grades 7-12)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks
  • SOLs Covered: Science: LS.1, LS.12 , ES.1, ES.2, ES.3, ES.7, ES.9 , BIO.1, BIO.9, History: 7.7, 12.6, 12.8 ,11.15, 11.17 ,10.8, 10.9, 10.10 , 7.10, English: 7.1, 7.8, 7.9, 7.10 9.4, 9.6, 9.7, 9.8 , 10.1, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 , 11.1, 11.7, 12.1, 12.2, 12.7, 12.8 11.8, 11.9
  • Time Required: Time Required at the Park: 1 hour for on-site group work, plus time to tour the park; any time of day, in-class activities require 3-5 class periods.
  • Dates: Time of Year: Any season
  • Cost: 

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