Lesson 10: Wetlands


Lesson 10: Wetlands

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Lesson 10: Wetlands

Lesson 10.0: Wetlands Summary Overview

Lesson 10.1: Wetlands Introduction

Lesson 10.2: Wetlands Biodiversity

Lesson 10.3: Texas Wetlands

Lesson 10.4: Wetlands Ecosystems

Lesson 10.5: Migratory Birds

Lesson 10.6: Wetlands Environmental Importance

Lesson 10.7: Wetlands Conservation

Lesson 10.D: Definitions


Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, and home to many specially adapted plant and wildlife species. Wetlands provide many important benefits to people, fish, and wildlife.


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Water Resource Management

Learning Objectives

Wetlands is the Aquatic Science STEM curriculum Lesson 10 that includes relevant science topics in 9 videos: What is a wetland? What factors must be present for a place to be considered a wetland? What are some of the different types of wetlands found in Texas? What are the differences and similarities between them? What are some examples of the special adaptations found in wetland plants and animals? How are wetlands important to fish, birds, and other wildlife? How do wetlands improve water quality? How do wetlands provide natural flood control? How do wetlands recharge aquifers? Why should we protect wetlands? How can we protect wetlands? How does your community affect wetlands?

About This Project

Aquatic Science Lessons with Dr. Rudy Rosen is an on-line video curriculum arranged into 13 lessons. Each lesson covers a major subject area and is broken down into short sub-topic video presentations. These short videos covering important aquatic science topics can be used in teaching instruction or for self-education. A comprehensive teaching guide and enhancements can be downloaded FREE here.The teaching textbook is published by the Texas A&M University Press and can be obtained here.

Lesson 10: Wetlands