Download this FREE mangrove storyline teacher guide for a step-by-step guide in implementing an engaging, inquiry based, and personally relevant ecology unit on the mangrove forest ecosystem. This unit comprehensively covers all your middle school NGSS standards while emphasizing the important Science and Engineering Practices along the way!
In this unit, students investigate the reasons for mangrove forest destruction as well as the reasons that mangroves are essential to a healthy global ecosystem. Students will develop models of mangrove life cycles, food webs, carbon storage, and the shorelines that mangroves protect. Students also analyze data representing a world with and without mangroves. Ultimately, students design a solution to one of the problems that the mangroves face, and are able to argue with evidence in favor of protection and rehabilitation of these unique habitats.
By the end of this unit, students develop understanding about: :
This resource can be used by classroom teachers, tutors, and parents of students in grades 6-9. It comprehensively covers the topics mentioned, and provides a variety of practice opportunities to suit learners of all different levels and learning styles.
This resource is ideal for teachers who teach in person, online, or hybrid. Digital versions are included with all resources to make lesson planning a breeze!
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