The students will learn how caves are formed by creating a cave model,stalagmites, and stalactites. The student will then understand the habitats within the cave and the animals that adapt to live there.
Grade Level – 4th and 5th
The student will be able to…
Explain how caves are formed using words, pictures, and models. Construct a foldable which explains the three zones of a cave and describe the animals that live in each zone and adaptations they have made to that environment. Use scientific vocabulary to describe the cave and its inhabitants. Explain the importance of bats to the cave environment. Create a quality “level of learning” statement at the end of this unit.