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Utah Elevation Map  

What are we learning?

In this unit, we will be learning about the three Utah environments (habitats) which are forest, deserts, & wetlands. Students will learn about the climate and elevation of each environment. Students will also learn how to identify each of these habitats and which animals and plants can be found in each one.  


Utah Environments Vocabulary

Science Vocabulary that students should know for my class:

General: wetland, forest, desert, adaptation, deciduous, coniferous, invertebrate, vertebrate, bird, amphibian, reptile, fish, mammal, insect, hibernation, migration

Common plants: sagebrush, pinyon pine, Utah juniper, spruce, fir, oak brush, quaking aspen, cottonwood, cattail, bulrush, prickly pear cactus

Common animals: jackrabbit, cottontail rabbit, red fox, coyote, mule deer, elk, moose, cougar, bobcat, deer mouse, kangaroo rat, muskrat, beaver, gopher snake, rattlesnake, lizard, tortoise, frog, salamander, red–tailed hawk, barn owl, lark, robin, pinyon jay, magpie, crow, trout, catfish, carp, grasshopper, ant, moth, butterfly, housefly, bee, wasp, pill bug, millipede


In my Science class, students will be learning about the three Utah environments:

Forest, Wetlands, and Desert

"Students will understand the physical characteristics of Utah's wetlands, forests, and deserts and identify common organisms for each environment."  They will be learning about elevation, average temperature, and average precipitation for all three habitats.  They will also learn about what plants and animals can be found in these Utah environments.  

Students will complete a Biome Diorama of a Utah Environment that is randomly selected for a final project. Due date for Bulkley's class: March 10, 2020

Click here for Biome Diorama Rubric and Research packet.

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Student Resources 

Habitats (Environments)

Click here to watch a Utah Forest Environment video!

Click here to watch a Utah Wetlands Environment video!

Click here to watch a Utah Deserts Environment video!

Forest Environment Power Point

Desert Environment Power Point

Wetland Environment Power Point



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