Wetlands - Let's Do Science Bundle

Let’s Do Science is a guide designed to assist generalist elementary teachers in delivering engaging science lessons, in which students can learn the science curriculum through the process of inquiry and problem solving. The Wetlands - Let's Do Science Bundle contains 51 pages which include:

  • Background information for wetland ecosystems
  • 6 lesson/activity plans which include worksheets and additional materials (such as diagrams) to aid in lesson delivery
  • Additional information to aid in teaching science in the elementary classroom

Downloadable (1 PDF - 51 pages)

The following activities are included in this guide. The list is not prescriptive and teachers may select activities that are most appropriate for their students.




Resources included

Additional resources required


Wetlands Role Playing

Role play a pond ecosystem food chain. Emphasis is placed on how human activities impact existing food chains.

Lesson plan

Student worksheet 


Video camera / smartphone or other recording device (one per group of 4-5 students)


The Food Web & Its Interactions

Explore the complexity and interconnectedness of food webs. Students will consider ways which human interactions affect the environment around us, and what they can do to positively impact the environment.

Lesson plan

Computers / laptops for students (can work in pairs)

Flip chart paper (one sheet per group)

Flashcards (one for each students)

Styrofoam / plastic cup (one for each student)


Any clear, basic solution (eg. dish soap)



Masking tape

Ball of yarn


Food Web Game: Relationship & Stress

Develop evidence of the cause and effect relationships within an ecosystem to develop a model of how an ecosystem in harmony is sustainable.

Lesson plan

Food web game details

Pylons / cones



Food Web Game: Interactions

Identify and predict patterns observed between organisms within an ecosystem.

Lesson plan

Food web game details

Pylons / cones


Paper and pencils

Hard writing surface (for each student)


Nature’s Filter

Build a model of a wetland to demonstrate how wetlands can prevent sedimentation of a lake by acting as a filter.

Lesson plan

Student worksheet

Foil roasting pan

2 large sponges or florist foam

Modeling clay

Small watering can or spray bottle

Sharp knife

Potting soil

Devices with internet access

Whiteboard or chart paper and markers


Worm Farming

This activity introduces students to vermicomposting, or worm farming, and the recycling of organic “waste” into something useful for plants/humans by the worms.

Lesson plan

Worm farming worksheet

Worm farming anatomy

Red wiggler worms

Worm farming containers

Dirt or coconut coir

Variety of food for worms (eg. Plant based food scraps, newspaper, grass clippings)

Misting spray bottle Newspaper


Rubber / latex gloves for students