This lesson will work almost anywhere in the country. Especially when you read the living squirrels are divided into five subfamilies, with about 58 genera and some 285 species.
As a result of your students survey we anticipate the following:
1. Students will be able to identify factors which contribute to good habitat for squirrels.
2. Students will be able to make suggestions for improving habitats for squirrels.
1. Animals have four basic requirements for survival: food, water, cover and living space.
2. The requirement for animal survival that is in the shortest supply will be the one that limits the animal population.
NGSS Science Framework
S1 – Ask Questions & Define Problems
S3 – Plan and Carry out investigations
S4 – Analyze & interpret data
The lesson consists of 7 pages. A cover, two teacher pages, two posters one in full color about squirrels and second using drawings that identifies common squirrels, a Student survey worksheet, and a page with six task cards to supplement learning.
John F. Gardner
The Environmental Ed Guy