5th Grade Ecology Unit: A Sagebrush Expedition
A sagebrush expedition is a 5th grade ecology unit about the sagebrush ecosystem. The unit includes nine lesson plans that focus on the abiotic, biotic, and cultural aspects of the ecosystem. This is also known as the landscape equation. The unit is designed around appropriate Next Generation Science Standards, incorporates the seven principles of Place Based Education, and is modified for English Language Learners. The unit also includes an overview of the unit including objectives, a field trip lesson plan and three main assessment descriptions.
The associated Plan B Paper by Paige Fisher can be accessed here: Development of a 5th Grade Ecology Unit about the Sagebrush Ecosystem Using Next Generation Science Standards, Place Based Education Principles, and English Language Learner Best Practices