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Explain to students that they are going to work collaboratively to address a crisis in the Ecuadorian Rainforest. During their time in the rainforest, it's important that students treat each other and the people they meet with respect. Anything that is written can be seen by the entire group. Separate students into 4 groups. Students will work together in their group along with the other groups to reforest the Siona village.
Students will spawn in the rainforest observatory. Have students read the information blocks and test the controls. Once students are comfortable, have students transport to their groups work area
Students will read the information, complete quests, and work with each other to reforest the area. Once this is complete, discuss the experience and information they found.
Maryland Science Standards
2.A.2 Recognize and explain how physical weathering and erosion cause changes to the Earth's surface
3.F.1 Explain ways that individuals and groups of organisms interact with each other and their environment
3.E.1 Recognize food as the source of materials that all living things need to grow and survive
Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.B Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles