Working with teachers
Lesson Plan: Red Hills Food Web
This 1-2 class period lesson includes a food web activity using local species and is intended as a straightforward substitute for textbook food webs. The idea is to help engage students by highlighting the interesting species in our region. They learn what they need to about food webs and explore local ecology.
Play this video slideshow on a large screen in the classroom as students arrive for class to engage them and get them talking about the species they see.
2-page worksheet provides students with all of the information for the food web activity and the analysis questions.
Lesson Plan: Fire Frequency & Biodiversity
This 2-3 class period lesson includes a Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) activity that allows students to explore the relationship between fire and biodiversity in the longleaf pine ecosystem.
6-minute video provides students an introduction to the history of the Red Hills and the role of fire in the longleaf pine ecosystem.
2-page worksheet provides the activity description, background information, and data to use in the activity.
Short video provides large format color images that can be displayed to supplement images on the student worksheet when not printed in color.
10 species cards and 2 topic cards are an engaging way for students to learn about local ecology and gather evidence to support their claim.
Topic introduction videos
At about 7-minutes long, these videos can be used as background information or to help introduce the topics to students. The videos were produced as a cooperative project between the FSU Learning Systems Institute and Tall Timbers to help share research topics addressed at Tall Timbers with the education community.