Vernal Pool Middle School: Learning the Mysteries of a Vernal Pool

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Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Organization:Nature Change
Publication Date:2016
Summary:This video essay celebrates some of northern Michigan's most threatened wetlands and the young citizen scientists working to better understand and preserve them. Produced by Nature Change, a multimedia magazine dedicated to building conservation literacy among citizens and local officials, the video follows a group of middle level students as they participate in a vernal pool mapping and monitoring project to learn about these quickly disappearing habitats. Share the six-minute video in elementary and middle level science classrooms to inspire other groups of young citizen scientists.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3; Big Idea 5
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:2-ESS2-3; 5-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: ecosystem; elementary school; environment; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; michigan; middle school; video; water; wetland
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