What's Your Nature?

Become a Nature Up North explorer to share your encounters with wild things and wild places in New York's North Country. Post your wildlife sightings, landscape shots, photos from your outings, and even your organization's events!

Monitor My Maple: Example Unit Calendar

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This unit calendar is an example of how you might organize various lessons for teaching a unit on Monitor My Maple. Relevant standards are highlighted for each lesson. Please note that Lessons 1,2,3, 8, and 11 (shaded blue on the calendar) have been developed and are available for use via the Educator Resources page. Others are included as suggestions for what you may develop and may be added in time and/or with your assistance. Feedback is welcome and encouraged.

Grade level
Monitor My Maple
Resource Type
Informational Text
Living Environment
Social Studies
NYS Standards
MS-SL1, Comprehension and collaboration
MS-SL6, Presentation of knowledge and ideas
MS-LS1-5, Influence of environment on growth
MS-LS1-6, Role of photosynthesis in energy cycle
MS-LS2-1, Ecosystems: cause and effect relationships
MS-LS2-3, Ecosystems: cycling and flow of matter
MS-LS2-4, Ecosystems: Impact of change on populations
HS-LS1-5, Use a model...photosynthesis transforms light energy
HS-LS2-2, Use mathematical representations...
HS-LS4-5, Evaluate the evidences supporting claims...
HS-LS4-6, Create or revise a simulation to test a solution...
HS-LS4-7, Design, evaluate and refine a solution...