Lesson 3: Mangrove Ecosystems
-What is a mangrove?
-How are they different from other plants?
-Where are mangroves found?
-What is a propagule?
-Red, Black, and White mangroves
-What are the differences between the three species of mangroves?
-How do mangroves live in salt water?
-What animals live in a mangrove ecosystem?
-Why are mangroves important?
-What is threatening mangrove ecosystems?
-What can we do to protect our mangrove ecosystems?
Worksheets for video:
-Venn Diagram: Comparing Coral Reefs to Mangroves Ecosystems Worksheet 1:
-Match the Animal to its Habitat Worksheet 2A and 2B: Print out both PDFS
-Red Mangrove Life Cycle Worksheet 3:
ANSWERS TO WORKSHEETS:
*Reminder of Ecosystem Journal Activity* Click Here to get journal instructions
Follow up activity (Activity Credit: PBS Kids). These PBS games are a great way to learn more about mangrove ecosystems all over the world:
1.) Watch the Plum Landing Video here: https://pbskids.org/plumlanding/video/mangrove.html#player
2.) Click the link to make your own mangrove: https://pbskids.org/plumlanding/games/ecosystem/make_a_mangrove.html
3.) Click this link and discover what lives in a mangrove ecosystem: https://pbskids.org/plumlanding/games/explorer/water_safari.html
Extra videos to watch:
(Elementary and Middle) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfKIF9S2uyQ
(Elementary and Middle)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhLlqdPB_Rs
(Elementary and Middle) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwTZhyA57mA&t=127s
(PreK through Elementary) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhdGktn54X0&t=59s