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Wildlife Burrows

Secondary, Middle

Description

In Wildlife Burrows, students will create models of different wildlife burrows and examine and contrast the functions. In groups, students will research an animal that makes a burrow or den. Each team will gather information about their species, where they live, what type of den or burrow they create, etc. They will then develop a model of the burrow or den for their species and provide a presentation of the model for classmates.

As an extension activity, students can investigate why underground homes are green and how they would help a homeowner with cost savings and other benefits. Students can also compare what they have learned from wildlife to how underground homes or hillside homes use similar design. Students can also design their own underground or hillside home.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This resource would be excellent to support learning of populations and habitat in ecology classes. Students may find a burrow near their school or home. Search along the foundation, underneath a deck or storage shed, or beside a retaining wall. They could make a map of all the burrows they find nearby. Just be sure not to disturb an animal or its home. 

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  • Ecosystems (2)

    • Appreciating the Natural World
    • Biodiversity