Lesson Block 5th/6th – Bald Eagle Monitoring as a Model for Early Fieldwork: In this comprehensive lesson block students learn about the physiology of wildlife and plants by observing one species in greater detail. They continue expanding their concepts of “adaption” by learning that not only do animals have external adaptions (claws, ocilli, etc.) but also INTERNAL adaptions like different kinds of respiration, digestion, waste disposal, and transport of materials. Students focus on earth sciences in this grade so any tie-in between wildlife/life-science and earth science that can be made will be made in this grade. For example, students might talk about how earthquakes, landslides, floods, and volcanoes change human and wildlife habitats. They may also explore how humans can induce some of these changes. For example, how construction can cause landslides or floods. Lessons include: The Physiology of Wildlife, Wildlife Respiratory System, Wildlife Digestive System, Wildlife Eyes & How Those Differences Effect Their Sight, Advanced Food-Webs The Relationship Between Environmental Changes and Wildlife, Biodiversity Topics and How Students Can Impact The Concepts of Carrying Capacity, Human Impact, Management and Harvest.