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)

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

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.

Everything You Need to Know About Frogs and Other Slippery Creatures

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)

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.

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.

Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to life in a wetland. (Gr.1-3)

Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to life in a wetland.

Welcome to a pond -- What is a pond? -- A pond forms -- Beaver ponds -- At the edge -- On the surface -- Life in the middle -- The muddy bottom -- The pond food chain. Gr.1-3

Welcome to a pond -- What is a pond? -- A pond forms -- Beaver ponds -- At the edge -- On the surface -- Life in the middle -- The muddy bottom -- The pond food chain.

FICTION:Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn, ancient Sugar Man, and his raccoon-brother Swamp Scouts, Bingo and J'miah try to save Bayou Tourterelle from feral pigs Clydine and Buzzie, greedy Sunny Boy Beaucoup, and world-class alligator wrestler and would-be land developer Jaeger Stitch.

Meet Bingo and J'miah, raccoon brothers on a mission to save Sugar Man Swamp in this tale from Newbery Honoree Kathi Appelt.Raccoon brothers Bingo and J'miah are the newest recruits of the Official Sugar Man Swamp Scouts. The opportunity to serve.

FICTION:When his stepfather moves them to Taper, Florida, in the Everglades, twelve-year-old Charlie discovers a secret world hidden within the sugar cane fields, as well as new family connections and friendships.

Boys of Blur / N. Wilson "When Charlie moves to Taper, Florida he discovers a secret world hidden within the sugar cane fields.

Freshwater marshes are found throughout the United States and in many countries around the world. And in every marsh, there is an opportunity to view dozens of species of animal life. Written in a rhyming cumulative style like The House that Jack Built, At the Marsh in the Meadow portrays the wetlands food chain, showing how all forms of life, from the mud at the bottom of the marsh to the birds in the sky, are directly connected to their marsh home. Gr.1-3

Freshwater marshes are found throughout the United States and in many countries around the world. And in every marsh, there is an opportunity to view dozens of species of animal life.

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