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10. Name that Habitat

Purpose:
Students will select a habitat that their species can be found in and enter the code onto the data collection form.

Data Collection Form - Protocol 10

Materials Needed:

Teacherís Guide:

  1. Teach students the system of habitat code numbers.
  2. Have students practice assigning habitat codes using images. Scroll down to practice.
  3. Download Lake Tahoe aerial view map. Make a transparency or multiple copies for each student. Have students label the habitats.
  4. Determine boundaries of your local area to be mapped. Include various habitats within your determined area.
  5. Distribute Habitat Map activity sheets to students.
  6. Divide the students into groups of 2-3.
  7. When teams have agreed on their MAJOR habitat codes, continue with trying to assign the 2nd and 3rd numbers of the habitat code.
  8. Students will add the habitat codes to species listed on their Data Collection Sheets.

    Note: 30 professionals went to the same site and had 33% concurrence of the habitat code! Stay as general as possible and if the habitat contains 2 or more of the selections for the 2nd or 3rd number, then assign a zero for the code.

 

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