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Third Grade Manatee Workbook series

This curriculum provides a series of individual lessons covering manatee biology and ecology, as well as highlighting some of the ways that humans impact and can protect manatees. The curriculum has been written at a third grade level but can be adapted for older or younger students. Lessons are designed to take approximately one class period each (exceptions are noted in the lesson descriptions).

Lessons are listed in the suggested order; however, each one is a stand-alone lesson that could be taught independently of the others. It is suggested that teachers integrate these lessons into their regular curriculum, mostly in the fall semester, culminating with a field experience in the winter (December through February), if feasible, and a school manatee science night in the spring.

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Third Grade Manatee Curriculum—Introduction

VM203/VM203 by Ruth Francis-Floyd and Maia McGuireFebruary 23rd, 2021

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum—Lesson 1: Starting to Learn about Manatees

VM204/VM204 by Heather Maness, Ruth Francis-Floyd, and Maia McGuireSeptember 17th, 2021A UF/IFAS numbered Curriculum. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Youth development

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum—Lesson 2: Reading Rainbow, "Sam the Sea Cow"

VM205/VM205 by Maia McGuire and Ruth Francis-FloydSeptember 17th, 2021A UF/IFAS numbered Curriculum. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Youth development

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum—Lesson 3: Manatee Adaptations

VM206/VM206 by Alexis Morris, Maia McGuire, and Ruth Francis-FloydSeptember 17th, 2021A UF/IFAS numbered Curriculum. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Youth development

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum—Lesson 4: Manatees Are Mammals; They Are Closely Related to Elephants

VM207/VM207 by Ruth Francis-Floyd and Maia McGuireOctober 24th, 2018

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum—Lesson 5: Manatees and Their Cousins

VM208/VM208 by Maia McGuire and Ruth Francis-FloydSeptember 17th, 2021A UF/IFAS numbered Curriculum. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Youth development

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum—Lesson 6: What Do Animals Need to Survive?

VM209/VM209 by Alexis Morris, Maia McGuire, and Ruth Francis-FloydSeptember 17th, 2021A UF/IFAS numbered Curriculum. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Youth development

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum—Lesson 7: What Do Manatees Need to Survive?

VM210/VM210 by Maia McGuire and Ruth Francis-FloydSeptember 17th, 2021A UF/IFAS numbered Curriculum. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Youth development

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum—Lesson 8: How Much Do Manatees Need to Eat?

VM211/VM211 by Maia McGuire and Ruth Francis-FloydSeptember 17th, 2021A UF/IFAS numbered Curriculum. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Youth development

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum—Lesson 9: Manatees Need Warm Water to Survive

VM212/VM212 by Maia McGuire and Ruth Francis-FloydSeptember 17th, 2021A UF/IFAS numbered Curriculum. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Youth development

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum—Lesson 10: How Students Impact Their Environment

VM213/VM213 by Maxine Floyd, Maia McGuire, and Ruth Francis-FloydSeptember 17th, 2021A UF/IFAS numbered Curriculum. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Youth development

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum—Lesson 11: Biodegradable or Not?

VM214/VM214 by Maxine Floyd, Maia McGuire, and Ruth Francis-FloydOctober 24th, 2018

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum—Lesson 12: Pollution and Other Threats to Manatees

VM215/VM215 by Maia McGuire and Ruth Francis-FloydOctober 24th, 2018

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum—Lesson 13: Manatee Migration Activity

VM216/VM216 by Maia McGuire and Ruth Francis-FloydOctober 24th, 2018

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum—Lesson 14: Reviewing What We Know about Manatees

VM217/VM217 by Maia McGuire and Ruth Francis-FloydOctober 24th, 2018

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum—Lesson 15: Collecting Data about Manatees

VM218/VM218 by Maxine Floyd, Maia McGuire, and Ruth Francis-FloydSeptember 17th, 2021A UF/IFAS numbered Curriculum. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Youth development

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum—Lesson 16: Sharing What We Know about Manatees

VM219/VM219 by Maia McGuire and Ruth Francis-FloydSeptember 17th, 2021A UF/IFAS numbered Curriculum. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Youth development

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum—Lesson 17: Exploring the Manatee's Habitat

VM220/VM220 by Maia McGuire and Ruth Francis-FloydSeptember 17th, 2021A UF/IFAS numbered Curriculum. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Youth development

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum—Lesson 18: Let's Have a Manatee Science Night!

VM221/VM221 by Maia McGuire and Ruth Francis-FloydOctober 24th, 2018

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