For the class:
3 hand rakes
Felt tip markers*
*provided by teacher
Watering cans/containers will need to be collected for
reseeding. You may want students to investigate/research the appropriate
methods for reseeding a grassy area.
Students will explain the importance of reseeding their
Students will reseed the area of their study plot that was dug up and explain
why replacing this seed is so important to the environmental balance.
After removing a
section of earth to study, what should we do to preserve the community?
Explain to the students that we must study the natural world
without ruining the environmental balance. Ask students to brainstorm a list of
actions/precautions that scientists must take while studying the environment
and record on chart paper.
1. They must not injure plants or animals.
2. Scientists must also not disfigure the environment while
3. It is also important for scientists to use no more than
his/her share of resources. Scientists must also leave work areas neat for the
Explain that students will be reseeding the area of soil
that they remove. Grass seed will be scattered over the area, and the soil then
must be watered. Use the hand rakes to help scatter the grass seed.
If the weather conditions are very dry, ask students to
water the newly seeded patches periodically.
Why must scientists be careful to leave the natural world
the way they found it?
What are some ways man can help keep the natural world free