Me and My Pond
Students identify and describe the natural components of a pond environment, including water, plants, and animals. Students recognize patterns, such as life cycles and seasons that occur and reoccur in nature and they explain how natural systems influence one another. During the unit, students measure, collect, and track pond life, weather, and water data over time. They also identify the living things in our local pond system and how weather affects the pond components. Students make a presentation describing actions that can adversely and positively impact wetland habitats as a way to to promote a healthy and thriving pond system.