Visit to the Wetlands
Step 1. Questions
You have learned about the wetlands and the animals that live there. What would it be like to take a trip to the wetlands? What would you like to see?
Write a fictional narrative about a visit to the wetlands. To do so, you will need to do some research about the wetlands. Here are some questions to guide your research:
What are the wetlands?
Where are the wetlands located?
What kinds of plants and animals live there?
How are the wetlands special or different from other environments?
Are you ready? Begin by visiting the Web sites listed in Step 2. Look for answers to the questions above, and write down what you learn in the boxes.
You may use search engines to research other Web sites. Or research the wetlands at the library. When you are ready, follow Steps 3 and 4 to write your story.
Step 2. Research
Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!
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Learn all about wetlands and why they're so important from this Web site created by the Missouri Botanical Garden. Start by clicking on WHAT ARE FRESH WATER WETLANDS? on the left side, and then go down the list.
Vegetation Fascination - Wetland Plants
This Web site provided by the state of Wisconsin has excellent information about the wetlands in Wisconsin. Click on the names of each plant for lots of pictures and facts about some of the plants that live there.
What is a Wetland?
Learn how wetlands help Earth and benefit people, as well as the wildlife that live there. Click on the green tracks to move from page to page. At the end, test your knowledge of wetlands through a "Wetlands Quiz"!