South America Galapagos Islands

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South America Galapagos Islands

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  1. Can something so small be important?

    Slide 1 - Can something so small be important?

    • What is that spot in the ocean?
  2. The Galapagos Islands

    Slide 2 - The Galapagos Islands

  3. Essential Question(s): What is the location, place, and physical geography of the Galapagos Islands?

    Slide 3 - Essential Question(s): What is the location, place, and physical geography of the Galapagos Islands?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe the physical geography and location of the Galapagos Islands.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.1 Basic Geographic Literacy
    • 7.2 The Physical Characteristics of Places and Regions
    • Lesson Objectives
  4. Located 600 miles from South American coast - west of Ecuador

    Slide 4 - Located 600 miles from South American coast - west of Ecuador

    • Archipelago
    • 13 main islands
    • 61 total
    • 95% is National Park land
    • 1835 - Charles Darwin’s studies lead to his theory of evolution
    • Facts
  5. There are species of animals and plants on the islands that are found nowhere else on earth.

    Slide 5 - There are species of animals and plants on the islands that are found nowhere else on earth.

    • They are separated from the mainland by 600 miles
    • Wildlife
    • Marine
    • Iguana
    • Magnificent
    • Frigatebird
  6. Wildlife

    Slide 6 - Wildlife

    • Flightless Cormorant
    • Galapagos Penguin
    • Galapagos Fur Seal
  7. The Meaning of Galapagos

    Slide 7 - The Meaning of Galapagos

    • Galapagos means tortoise in Spanish
    • Giant tortoises – largest in the world
    • 5 feet long, 550 lbs.
    • Longest living vertebrates
    • Potential lifespan 150 years!
    • Listed as endangered species
  8. Quick Check

    Slide 8 - Quick Check

    • The Galapagos Islands are part of which South American country?
    • Panama
    • Ecuador
    • Brazil
  9. Quick Check

    Slide 9 - Quick Check

    • The Galapagos Islands are part of which South American country?
    • Panama
    • Ecuador
    • Brazil
  10. Essential Question(s): What is the location, place, and physical geography of the Galapagos Islands?

    Slide 10 - Essential Question(s): What is the location, place, and physical geography of the Galapagos Islands?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe the physical geography and location of the Galapagos Islands.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.1 Basic Geographic Literacy
    • 7.2 The Physical Characteristics of Places and Regions
    • Review Objectives
  11. The Americas

    Slide 11 - The Americas

    • Canada and Mexico
    • South America
    • Central America
    • Physical Geography
    • Big Idea: How can you use the 5 themes of geography to learn about The Americas?
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events
    • Physical Geography
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events
    • Physical Geography
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events