Build a Prairie Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan 4

Exploring the Prairie

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Students will identify plants and animals in the prairie environment and compare and contrast the different animals that thrive in the prairie and describe traits that aid in their survival.


Students will follow the directions to build their own simulated prairie at the University of Minnesota Bell Museum website.

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