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Rubrics and Assessment Tools, Units of study, Learning activities, Field work resources, Analysis resources, Tutorials Constancy & change, Ecosystem health, Ecosystems, Invasive species, Scientific inquiry Mission: Native vs Invasive Shrub Phenology Teacher Resources Mission: Native vs. Invasive Shrub Phenology investigates the question, "How is climate change affecting the timing of seasonal changes in native and invasive shrubs?" The attached teacher resources include standards alignment, materials needed, tips for fieldwork, a full unit outline, lesson plans, and a student notebook to support teachers in conducting this investigation with students. Please let us know what you think of these resources by leaving a comment below or contacting us at vitalsigns@gmri.org. Middle school (grades 6-8) gmri 0 2017-12-27
Rubrics and Assessment Tools, Units of study, Learning activities, Field work resources, Analysis resources Constancy & change, Ecosystem health, Ecosystems, Scientific inquiry Mission: Vernal Pool Egg Masses Teacher Resources Mission: Vernal Pool Egg Masses explores the question, "How is climate change impacting reproduction in amphibians that breed in vernal pools?" The attached teacher resources include standards alignment, materials needed, tips for fieldwork, a full unit outline, lesson plans, and a student notebook to support teachers in conducting this investigation with students. Please let us know what you think of these resources by leaving a comment below or contacting us at vitalsigns@gmri.org. Middle school (grades 6-8) gmri 0 2017-12-26
Rubrics and Assessment Tools, Units of study, Learning activities, Field work resources, Analysis resources Constancy & change, Ecosystem health, Ecosystems, Scientific inquiry Mission: Fairy Shrimp Teacher Resources Mission: Fairy Shrimp explores the question, "What can we find out about the preferred habitat of Fairy Shrimp?" The attached teacher resources include standards alignment, materials needed, tips for fieldwork, a full unit outline, lesson plans, and a student notebook to support teachers in conducting this investigation with students. Please let us know what you think of these resources by leaving a comment below or contacting us at vitalsigns@gmri.org. Middle school (grades 6-8) gmri 0 2017-12-26
Rubrics and Assessment Tools, Units of study, Learning activities, Field work resources, Analysis resources Constancy & change, Ecosystem health, Ecosystems, Scientific inquiry Mission: Crayfish Teacher Resources Mission: Crayfish explores the questions, "Where are native and invasive crayfish in the northeast? How will their range shift as our climate changes?" The attached teacher resources include standards alignment, materials needed, tips for fieldwork, a full unit outline, lesson plans, and a student notebook to support teachers in conducting this investigation with students. Please let us know what you think of these resources by leaving a comment or contacting us at vitalsigns@gmri.org. Middle school (grades 6-8) gmri 0 2017-12-21
Rubrics and Assessment Tools, Units of study, Learning activities, Field work resources, Analysis resources Constancy & change, Ecosystem health, Ecosystems, Scientific inquiry Mission: Caddisfly Range Teacher Resources Mission: Caddisfly Range explores the question, "How is climate change affecting the range of caddisfly populations?" The attached teacher resources include standards alignment, materials needed, tips for fieldwork, a full unit outline, lesson plans, and a student notebook to support teachers in conducting this investigation with students. Please let us know what you think of these resources by leaving a comment or contacting us at vitalsigns@gmri.org. Middle school (grades 6-8) gmri 0 2017-12-21
Rubrics and Assessment Tools, Units of study, Learning activities, Field work resources, Analysis resources Constancy & change, Ecosystem health, Ecosystems, Scientific inquiry Mission: Macroinvertebrate Function Teacher Resources Mission: Macroinvertebrate Function explores the question, "How active are the benthic macroinvertebrates (BMIs) in Maine's freshwater systems? The attached teacher resources include standards alignment, materials needed, tips for fieldwork, a full unit outline, lesson plans, and a student notebook to support teachers in conducting this investigation with students. Please let us know what you think of these resources by leaving a comment or contacting us at vitalsigns@gmri.org. Middle school (grades 6-8) gmri 0 2017-12-20
Field work resources Tutorial/ Template Fourth/ Fifth grade freshwater species survey sheet This is a simplified data sheet for the field. My students were having difficulty accessing the information on the species survey- even reading it and grasping what was expected of them. Once they've used it and understand it makes more sense to them, but for our first couple trips into the field I gave them this instead. It includes everything on the freshwater habitat species survey needed for uploading to the Vital Signs database. Middle school (grades 6-8) Wetlands4Me 0 2017-11-14
Field work resources Biodiversity, Constancy & change, Ecosystem health, Ecosystems, Invasive species, Scientific inquiry Fieldwork Management Strategies: Supporting Documents Use these documents, developed by Vital Signs teacher Kellie Ouellette, to manage student teams and support students in monitoring their own growth and learning in their Vital Signs investigations. Kellie's explanation of how she uses the resources: Middle school (grades 6-8) gmri 0 2017-10-30
Rubrics and Assessment Tools, Units of study, Learning activities, Field work resources, Analysis resources, Tutorials, Instructional models Biodiversity, Constancy & change, Current events, Ecosystem health, Ecosystems, Invasive species, Scientific inquiry Independent Ecology Investigation This full unit of study structures a student-driven learning experience that has students defining a research question, planning a Vital Signs data investigation, analyzing and interpreting their data, and communicating their findings. Students are guided through group activities designed to develop background knowledge in relationships in ecosystems and skills around data collection and analysis. Students extend this work by applying the newly developed skills and concepts to a student-driven investigation which culminates in creating a product to share their results. Middle school (grades 6-8) gmri 0 2017-09-12
Learning activities, Field work resources Biodiversity, Constancy & change, Ecosystem health, Ecosystems, Scientific inquiry Intro Activity for Water Quality Bioassessment Mission Use this short, energizing lesson to prepare students for gathering and analyzing water quality data. Students will be introduced to Benthic Macro-Invertebrates (BMIs) and how they are used to monitor water quality. In two stations, students will develop skills in identifying BMIs and gathering data from the Vital Signs database on where BMIs have been found and not found. Students will use the data that they gathered to determine the water quality of a specific pond that has been monitored by other Vital Signs students. Middle school (grades 6-8) gmri 0 2017-05-26