2 Lesson Target…Identify items that are absolutely necessary for human survival.
3 Background Info…The survival of any organism requires the maintenance of a certain level of activity within its cells. To do so requires access to essential [important; necessary] resources that are determined in part by the environment in which the organism lives.
4 Background Info…No matter what the environment may be like, certain resources are needed to meet the basic needs of the human organism.
5 ScenarioBecause of your excellent qualifications, you have been chosen to go on a 14-day scientific expedition to explore a remote area of planet Earth. Prior to this expedition, the area has never been visited by humans.
6 Scenario cont.You will be going to one of the following environments: Equatorial Desert
7 Scenario cont.You will be going to one of the following environments: Polar Ice Cap
8 Scenario cont.You will be going to one of the following environments: Equatorial Jungle
9 Scenario cont.You will be going to one of the following environments: Mountain Forest
10 Scenario cont.Because of the nature of your expedition, no motorized vehicles can be used. You will be hiking about 10 miles a day, carrying all of your supplies with you.
11 ProcedureList any essential resources that you can assume will be supplied by the natural environment.Prepare a list of items that would have to be brought with you on your expedition.Underline those items that you would need no matter what environment you were in.HINT: Focus your attention on the major items necessary for survival in your area- not vacation.
12 Travel PosterYou can not go on this dangerous adventure alone so you must convince others to go with you.Create an attractive and colorful mini-travel poster to entice other adventurers.You must let others know where they are going and what they should pack.