⁣Lesson Plan: Wildlife Management and Environmental Protection: Understanding Bird Deterrence in Toxic Environments

2 Views· 10/11/23
SchoolTube
SchoolTube
2 Subscribers
2
In Other

⁣Lesson Plan: Wildlife Management and Environmental Protection: Understanding Bird Deterrence in Toxic Environments

Grade Level: 9-12

Subject: Environmental Science, Biology

Duration: 60 minutes

Learning Objectives:

- Understand the importance of wildlife management in toxic environments
- Explore the methods used to deter birds from toxic pits and their purpose
- Analyze the ethical considerations and alternative approaches to bird deterrence
- Investigate the impact of toxic environments on bird populations and ecosystems
- Reflect on the importance of balancing wildlife conservation with human safety and environmental protection

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.3: Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.1: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.9-10.1: Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.3: Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

Materials:
- Articles or online resources about bird deterrence methods, toxic environments, and wildlife management
- Images or videos related to bird deterrence in toxic environments
- Paper and writing utensils
- Computers or tablets with internet access (optional)

Procedure:

1. Warm-up (5 minutes):
- Display the title: "Meet the Man Who Shoots at Birds All Day to Keep Them Off a Toxic Pit."
- Ask students if they have any initial thoughts or reactions to the title and what they think the article might be about.
- Facilitate a brief discussion to gather their prior knowledge and expectations.

2. Introduction to Bird Deterrence and Wildlife Management (10 minutes):
- Show images or videos related to bird deterrence methods and wildlife management in toxic environments.
- Discuss the importance of wildlife management in toxic environments and the potential risks birds pose to human health and safety.
- Ask students to share their initial thoughts and concerns about the issue.

3. Reading and Analysis Activity (20 minutes):
- Provide articles or online resources about bird deterrence methods, toxic environments, and wildlife management.
- Instruct students to read the materials individually and highlight or underline important details about the man's role, the purpose of bird deterrence, and the ethical considerations involved.
- Encourage students to take notes on the materials and identify key reasons for the shooting method as a means of bird deterrence.

4. Group Discussion and Debate (15 minutes):
- Divide students into small groups and assign each group a specific discussion prompt related to the topic (e.g., alternative approaches to bird deterrence, ethical considerations, impacts on bird populations and ecosystems, balancing wildlife conservation and human safety).
- Instruct groups to discuss their assigned prompt, make a list of key points, and prepare a short presentation to share with the class.
- Allow each group to present their findings, engage in a class debate, and encourage students to ask questions and provide counterarguments.

5. Reflection and Action Plan (10 minutes):
- Ask students to individually reflect on the following prompt:
a. What actions can be taken to balance wildlife conservation with human safety in toxic environments?
- Instruct students to write a short action plan outlining specific steps and initiatives that can be implemented to address the issue.

6. Whole-class Discussion and Conclusion (10 minutes):
- Engage students in a whole-class discussion by sharing and discussing their reflections and action plans.
- Encourage students to consider the importance of balancing wildlife conservation with human safety and environmental protection, and the ethical considerations involved.

Assessment:
- Participation in group discussions and whole-class discussions
- Completion and thoughtfulness of the individual reflection prompt
- Quality of research and presentation on the ethical considerations and alternative approaches to bird deterrence in toxic environments

If migrating species land on the Berkeley Pit for more than a few hours, they get cooked from the inside out. Now, miners use a rifle, drones, and lasers to scare the birds away.MORE WORLD WIDE WASTE VIDEOS:How These Handmade Tiles Lock Up Air Pollution | World Wide Wastehttps://youtu.be/Tfelw7C4V0kSneakers Made With Plastic Bags Cost $100 | World Wide Wastehttps://youtu.be/3X1z188hedwThis $133 Designer Bag Is Made From Trash | World Wide Wastehttps://youtu.be/dt2qAPC1GmE--....-------------------- #WorldWideWaste #BusinessInsiderBusiness Insider tells you all you need to know about business, finance, tech, retail, and more.Visit us at: https://www.businessinsider.comSubscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/businessinsiderBI on Facebook: https://read.bi/2xOcEcjBI on Instagram: https://read.bi/2Q2D29TBI on Twitter: https://read.bi/2xCnzGFBI on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/disco....ver/Business_Insider Camp on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/disco....ver/Boot_Camp/338337 The Man Who Shoots At Birds All Day To Keep Them Off A Toxic Pit | World Wide Waste

Show more


 0 Comments sort   Sort By


Up next