CE-MIST Student Programs at the RPSEC
Ravenous Raptors: Students will have an up-close look at two of this area’s most common birds of prey, the Barred Owl and the Red-Tailed Hawk, as we examine their role in the food chain. We will compare and contrast the unique physical characteristics and adaptations these birds possess, as well as their habitats, food preferences, and communication techniques. We will use field guides and dissect owl pellets.
7-4.1 Summarize the characteristics of the levels of organization
within ecosystems (including populations, communities, habitats, niches,
7-4.2 Illustrate energy flow in food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids
7-4.3 Explain the interaction among changes in the environment due to natural hazards (including landslides, wildfires, and floods), changes in populations, and limiting factors (including climate and the availability of food and water, space, and shelter).
7-7.7 Summarize the dangers to the natural environment that are posed by population growth, urbanization, and industrialization.
7-2.1 Analyze central ideas within and across informational
7-2.2 Analyze information within and across texts to draw conclusions and make inferences.
7-2.6 Analyze information from graphic features (for example, charts and graphs) in informational texts.
7-3.2 Analyze the meaning of words by using Greek and Latin roots and affixes within texts.
7-6.7 Use a variety of print and electronic reference materials.
7-5.4 Recall equivalencies associated with length,
mass and weight, and liquid volume:
1 square yard = 9 square feet, 1 cubic meter = 1 million cubic centimeters,
1 kilometer = 5/8 mile, 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters; 1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds; and
1.06 quarts = 1 liter.
7-5.5 Use one-step unit analysis to convert between and within the U.S. Customary System and the metric system.
Please direct inquiries to:
Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
USCA, 471 University Parkway, Box 3, Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 641-3313 from Augusta 278-1967 Ext. 3313
URL: http://rpsec.usca.edu/student/CE-MISTSP/RavenousRaptors.html (January 2009)