Teaching Tools about the Grasslands of The Northern Great Plains

The resources in this content pack are designed to encourage learners to explore, analyze, and discuss the importance of grassland ecosystems like the Northern Great Plains.

The resources in this content pack are designed to encourage learners to explore, analyze, and discuss the importance of grassland ecosystems like the Northern Great Plains, the benefits grasslands provide to wildlife and people, and our role in protecting them. The resources also take a look at the role pollinators play to keep ecosystems healthy while familiarizing learners with the pollinators and wildflowers native to their area. These resources are great for grades 3-8, but can be adapted for any age group.

 

Background Resources for Educators

The resource guide gives you all the information you need to teach your students about grassland ecosystems and the impacts of human activity on the Northern Great Plains. The guide includes basic facts about the grasslands of Northern Great Pains, why this ecosystem matters, what threats it is facing, what WWF is doing to help, and what kids can do to help.

  • Educators Resource Guide

    Educators Resource Guide

Learning Activities

  • Science

    Discussion Questions

    Use these questions to help shape supplementary discussions and activities within your learning environment.

  • Science

    Whose Home Is on the Range

    In this diversity and adaptions science activity learners will follow clues to discover the diversity of pollinators and what adaptations they have to help them do their job.

  • Science

    The Roles We Play

    To learn the interdependence of different parts of an ecosystem, learners will participate in a role-playing activity that demonstrates the impacts of living and non-living elements on each other and what threats they face in the Northern Great Plains.

  • Physical Education

    Pollinator Dash

    This cause and effect science game will get kids up and moving while discovering the impacts wildflowers have on pollinators, especially as grasslands are reduced by human activities.

  • Science

    Wildflower "No Pick" Scavenger Hunt

    Learners can use this guide to locate and identify wildflowers local to their region.

Printables

  • Grassland Posters (8.5x11)

    Grassland Posters (8.5x11)

  • Grassland Posters (11x17)

    Grassland Posters (11x17)

  • Certificate of Achievement

    Certificate of Achievement

Test Your Knowledge

Check out Wild Classroom's Habitat Spotlight: Grasslands collection on Kahoot! Academy.

More Grassland Resources

Education materials developed in collaboration with HHMI Tangled Bank Studios and Air Wick in support of the One Square Foot initiative and the PBS documentary My Garden of a Thousand Bees.