In Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, the main character Cricket discovers squirrels in a nest above the treehouse. Students can use the novel as a starting point for learning more about squirrels.
What is the relationship between living things and their environment?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
Computer and projector for squirrel images and video
Computers for personal use
Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Hackl
Squirrel Nests worksheet
Blank map of the United States (Download and print one for free here: https://www.waterproofpaper.com/printable-maps/united-states-maps/printa...)
Article: Spotting Squirrel Nests in the Fall (http://outdoorosity.org/spotting-squirrel-nests/)
Organic materials for squirrel’s nests: twigs, dried leaves, grass, moss, etc.
Low-temp hot glue guns
- 7.EC.5 The student will demonstrate an understanding of how organisms interact with and respond to the biotic and abiotic components of their environments.
- 1 Empowered Learner - Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences
Lesson Created By: SamanthaBell, Jo Hackl