Students are introduced to the basic needs of all human beings on Earth and compare their basic needs to those of animals in the Geopark and region.
Students delve into the life of a chosen dinosaur and explore what it looked like, what it ate, where it lived, and what it did while alive.
After reviewing the four seasons, students explore how these and other environmental changes, such as natural disasters and human activities, can affect species.
Expanding on learning in Lesson 1, students learn about a species and identify interactions with its ecosystem, including food chains, food webs and predator – prey relationships.
While reviewing the basic needs for living things, students learn about a species of their choice and explore its dependency on those basic needs to survive. Students then infer what might happen if their own needs are not met and make other connections to their lives.
Students explore the Yukon to Yellowstone Conservation Initiative and the disturbances to wildlife habitat caused by human development and industry.
Learners explore connections to the types of industries that operate and extract natural resources to create jobs, provide energy and support local, provincial and national economies.