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Title: 4th Grade Utah Plants and Animals


1
4th Grade Utah Plants and Animals
  • Glen Westbroek

2
Characteristics of Life
  • Made of cells
  • Use energy
  • Respond to their environment
  • Keep a stable internal condition
  • Grow
  • Reproduce

3
Field Guide
  • Uses drawings or photographs for identification
  • Usually covers a large area (e.g. Western USA)

4
Classification Key
  • Dichotomous Key (using two questions at a time)
  • Eventually ends in identifying a single organism
    by scientific name
  • Practice http//www.sfponline.org/Uploads/biolab2
    0.pdf
  • Identification of leaf shapes and tree names

5
Tree Classification
  • USU Extension links Utah Trees
    http//extension.usu.edu/forestry/UtahForests/UF_U
    tahTrees.htm
  • USU Forestry Extension article Utah Trees and
    Forests http//extension.usu.edu/forestry/utahfor
    ests.htm
  • USU Extension article Desert Plants of Utah
    http//extension.usu.edu/files/publications/public
    ation/HG_505.pdf
  • USU Extension article Mountain Plants of
    Northeastern Utah http//extension.usu.edu/files/
    publications/publication/HG_506.pdf

6
Identifying Poison Ivy
  • USU Extension article Mountain Plants of
    Northeastern Utah http//extension.usu.edu/files/
    publications/publication/HG_506.pdf
  • Page 56

7
Classification Keys
  • Practicing with buttons
  • Creating your own key
  • Have it checked by a peer
  • Is this a major part of 4th grade core?
  • This is a major reason we study plants animals

8
Locating Animals
  • Utah Plants and Animals http//www.schools.utah.go
    v/curr/Science/core/4th/UTPA/WebPage/index.htm
    (note ... not all are true Utah animals - e.g.
    Frogs)
  • Utah Wildlife Photo Gallery http//UtahWildlifePho
    tos.com/ (Download and use free!)

9
Locating Animals
  • Making a bird feeder
  • Use to record birds seen at school or home
  • DO NOT purchase mixed seed from store

10
Endangered Species
  • http//dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov/ucdc/

11
Plant Adaptations
  • Leaf experiment (Plant Adaptation Activity)

12
Physical Characteristics
  • Wetlands
  • Forests
  • Deserts
  • Common organisms

13
Useful Links
  • Project Feeder Watch http//www.birds.cornell.edu/
    pfw/
  • Young Naturalist Notebook http//www.schools.utah.
    gov/curr/Science/core/4th/Naturalist_Notebook.pdf
  • Wacky Wetland Wildlife (just for fun!)
    http//www.greenwing.org/greenwings/fun/wackywildl
    ife/wacky.html
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