Science - Gr. 5.E - Wetland ecosystems

Children's literature connecting to Alberta Education science curriculum. Overview from Alberta Education: Students learn about wetland ecosystems by studying life in a local pond, slough, marsh, fen or bog. Through classroom studies, and studies in the field, students learn about organisms that live in, on and around wetlands and about adaptations that suit pond organisms to their environment.
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This book investigates some types of wetlands, including swamps, marshes, bogs, and fens; the many plants and animals that live in wetlands; and the threats to these ecosystems.

What Are Wetlands? (Science of Living Things (Paperback))

Kids learn about the varieties of life found in marshes, swamps, bogs and fens and also how to set up a mini-wetland in an aquarium.

Kids learn about the varieties of life found in marshes, swamps, bogs and fens and also how to set up a mini-wetland in an aquarium.

From the life cycle of mosquitoes to the many uses and varieties of pond plants, naturalist and artist Peggy Kochanoff takes young readers on an entertaining and enlightening tour of life in and around a freshwater pond. Full of detailed illustrations and clear answers to creative questions, Be a Pond Detectiveis the perfect way to discover the nature mysteries in your own backyard!

Be a pond detective: Solving the mysteries of lakes, swamps, and pools. by Peggy Kochanoff

Provides instructions for projects and activities that explore the five major types of wetlands and demonstrate why they are valuable. Gr. 8 and up.

Provides instructions for projects and activities that explore the five major types of wetlands and demonstrate why they are valuable.

Packed with information on habitats; breeding habits; as well as oddities, shocking facts, and anatomy of frogs, other amphibians, and reptiles. Includes close ups, quizzes, and games.

Packed with information on habitats; breeding habits; as well as oddities, shocking facts, and anatomy of frogs, other amphibians, and reptiles. Includes close ups, quizzes, and games.

A photo essay about the range of plants and animals found in fresh water throughout the year, examining the living conditions and survival mechanisms of creatures dwelling at the edge of the water, on its surface, or under the mud.

A photo essay about the range of plants and animals found in fresh water throughout the year, examining the living conditions and survival mechanisms of creatures dwelling at the edge of the water, on its surface, or under the mud.

In graphic novel format, follows the adventures of Max Axiom as he explains the science behind food chains. Gr.3-7

The World of Food Chains with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science)

Explore the wetland biome and the food chains it supports. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore how energy flows through plants and animals in a wetland environment. A map helps readers locate wetlands around the world, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Gr.2-4

Writing Lesson: The facts about this biome appear to be opposites, so they are explained together in short simple sentences for beginning readers.

FICTION:Pond dwellers make a plan to rid the pond of the destructive snapping turtle, but what does that mean for the delicate balance of the pond ecosystem, especially when a new and more vicious predator is found lurking in the deep?

FICTION:Pond dwellers make a plan to rid the pond of the destructive snapping turtle, but what does that mean for the delicate balance of the pond ecosystem, especially when a new and more vicious predator is found lurking in the deep?

FICTION:Guided by an ancient alligator, a silent young rat learns to find his own way in the drought-stricken swamp, despite having been orphaned under circumstances that sometimes cause other animals to reject him.

FICTION:Guided by an ancient alligator, a silent young rat learns to find his own way in the drought-stricken swamp, despite having been orphaned under circumstances that sometimes cause other animals to reject him.

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