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G. How Living Things Interact with Their Environment: 2. The student understands the consequences of using limited natural resources.: 3-5: The student...

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knows that all living things must compete for Earth's limited resources; organisms best adapted to compete for the available resources will be successful and pass their adaptations (traits) to their offspring.


Virtual Galapagos
http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~kpt/terraquest/galapagos/

This site takes students on a virtual journey through the Galapagos Islands.


FIN ART - EVOLUTION
http://www.trollart.com/evo.html

This website uses visually expressive art to show students how simple organisms evolved into more complex organisms. The text is very informative. It also has an extensive art gallery of humorous drawings.


National Geographic Polymers They're Everywhere
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/resources/ngo/education/plastics/index.html

This website describes how the use of plastics can help the recycling efforts, which will help protect the environment.


Salmon Homing Instincts
http://explorer.scrtec.org/explorer/explorer-db/html/783750320-447DED81.html

This activity allows the class to experience how salmon return to their home stream, after being in the open ocean for a long period of time. The children can participate using a variety of senses. It is an activity that can be easily adapted to any grade.


Activity: Galapagos Project

encyclopedia.com-results for evolution
http://encyclopedia.com/articles/04307.html

Provides reference entries for evolution at an appropriate grade level. good articles


Destination: Galapagos Islands
http://www.pbs.org./cgi-bin/saf/gi.pl

Adaptation of organisms to compete for available resources


Living things
http://www.fi.edu/tfi/units/life/life.html

A great biology resource that covers a wide range of topics from Cell Biology to Ecology.


The Earth Dog
http://www.earthdog.com/HOME.html

How does Mother Nature feel about what we do to the environment? Follow Earth Dog on his adventure in book format!


Hydroponics
http://www.hydroponicsonline.com/

Hydroponic lesson plans, frequently asked questions, pictures and hydroponics discussion forums.


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knows that the size of a population is dependent upon the available resources within its community.


Welcome to Recycle City
http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/

Games and fun activities help students understand how, and the importance of conserving our natural resources. The use of recycling and how to recycle are apparent while playing the games and go over the site program.


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understands that changes in the habitat of an organism may be beneficial or harmful.


Activity: Someone Who... (Earth Day Facts)

Rainforest Action Network: Kids Corner
http://www.ran.org/ran/kids_action/index1.html

This website contains a wealth of information and introduces the importance of the rainforest. It also relays to the student what is happening there, why, who is at fault and what can be done. One of the activities involves writing letters to Citibank, pursuading them not to loan money to banks that are endangering the rainforest.



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