Types of Wetlands - Marsh, Swamp, Fens and Bog
Overview & objectives: Discussing and identifying the FOUR TYPES of Wetland, the different ways they are IMPORTANT and what happens (the IMPACT) if wetlands are not protected.
Rotation 1Rotation 2Rotation 3
WHEREClassroom:

Hallway Bulletin Board
ClassroomClassroom and Outside
WHOTeacher/Parent Parent7th & 8th Grader Teachers
MATERIALSBulletin Board that displays the four type of blogs that can be used to help identify and show different types of plants and animals that live in the Wetlands.1. Sand, rocks,(different sizes),coffee filters, water, dirt…
2. Construction papers to represent “habitat”, data sheet, pencil/markers, clipboard.
3. Sandbox, paper clips, magnets, sieve
Computer, three fold board for game, outside activity
ACTIVITIESYouTube video options (see attachment for these)
Wetland Rap
Use attached discussion points to fine tune discussion using the board for clues.
Game using the wall to talk about Importance, type, and impact.

Google Drive
1.Water Filtering System
Students create and see a water filtering system.
2. Bird Migration Outside Games.
3. Hydraulic Mining Activity.
1. Slide Show on different types Of Wetlands.
2. Board Game to reinforce
Slide show.
3. Outside activity…..
Differentiation: how will you provide support for different learning abilities? For a complete list click here
NGSS Alignment
Full, more detailed outline of standards & progressions → NGSS Progressions
Earth Science

ESS2.A Earth materials and systems
ESS2.C The roles of water in Earth’s surface processes
ESS3.A Natural resources
ESS3.C Human impacts on Earth systems
ESS3.D Global climate change
Life Science

LS1.B Growth and development of organisms
LS2.A-Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
Ecosystems
LS2.D Social interactions and group behavior
LS4.C Adaptation
LS4.D Biodiversity and humans