Big Bluestem - King of the Prairie

Lesson - Grades - adaptable 2-12

CREATED FOR FLINT HILLS MAP & EDUCATION PROGRAM

Teachers can choose among several levels of activities to go with this introduction to the tallest of the tallgrass prairie grasses.  

Students explore Big Bluestem's physical characteristics, habitat, economic value, ecological importance, cultural significance and beauty.  Slide presentation introduces concepts, and educational song celebrates the grass while reviewing the science.  

Students can complete review questions, enjoy (or sing!) the song, and even make a “Wanted Poster” for Big Bluestem!

Science-Biology, Language Arts, Music, Social Studies