Wonderful Wetlands

Theme:Water Protection
Location:The Pines
Map #:43
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Purpose

A hands-on activity where students learn about the importance of wetlands in their landscapes.  Students will create a landscape using different materials and will test the permeability of these materials.

Presented by Kawartha Conservation

Key Messages

  • understand the importance of wetlands with regards to habitat for animals
  • understand that wetlands help retain water due to their natural porosity which can mitigate the effects of drought and flooding
  • understand that wetlands have the ability to clean water by filtering pollutants from water

Ontario Curriculum Connections

Science & Technology
  • Understanding Life Systems, Grade 4 (Habitats and Communities)
    • analyze the positive and negative impacts of human interactions with natural habitats and communities, taking different perspectives into account, and evaluate ways of minimizing the negative impacts
    • identify reasons for the depletion or extinction of a plant or animal species (e.g. changes in or destruction of its habitat), evaluate the impacts on the rest of the natural community, and propose the possible actions for preventing such depletions or extinctions from happening
    • analyze the positive and negative impacts of human interactions with natural habitats and communities, taking different perspectives into account, and evaluate ways of minimizing the negative impacts
  • Understanding Life Systems, Grade 6 (Biodiversity)
    • analyze a local issue related to biodiversity, taking different points of view into consideration, propose action that can be taken to preserve biodiversity, and act on the proposal

 

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