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This lesson aims to initiate students’ thinking about place, community, and science. By creating maps of their own community and exploring maps in WyoBio, students will be introduced to the scientific process or “Science Circle”. Students will be given the opportunity to (a) use their observation skills to create their own map as well and explore other maps (b) learn how observations can help inform our maps and (c) how maps can help us have a better understanding of our own community or place.
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Fisher, Paige L.; Houseal, Ana K.; Tuthill, Dorothy; and Shim, Jenna, "Lesson 1: Introduction to Place through Maps and Sagebrush" (2016). 5th Grade Ecology Unit: A Sagebrush Expedition. 11.