Adaptations in Everglades Ecosystems
Students learn about the unique adaptations mangroves have that allow them to live in coastal communities. Students construct models to demonstrate how mangroves help protect shorelines and contribute to the growth of the peninsula.
Students become “bioengineers” by engineering an animal that is adapted to a specific Everglades ecosystem, creating “perfect beast.”
Students will explain the concepts of “ecotone” and “edge effect”, and use a diagram to describe how this relates to biological diversity.