What regions of South Carolina would a river otter inhabit?
Students will research the different regions of South Carolina for information on characteristics such as topography, average temperature and average rainfall. Using construction paper and other art materials, students will create a cross section of South Carolina on a wall in the school that displays this information. Students will be told the habitat requirements of a river otter, and decide which regions of South Carolina a river otter would inhabit.
Several Class Periods over the course of a month
Student Key Terms
average annual rainfall
The learner will be able to:
create a diagram that displays characteristics of the different environmental regions in South Carolina.
given the environmental needs of an organism, determine the environmental regions they could inhabit in South Carolina.
IA4a; IIA1a,c; IIIB2b
Key Points will give you the main information you should know to teach the activity.
From COASTeam Aquatic Workshops: Mountains (Grade 4); a joint effort between the
COASTeam Program at the College of Charleston and the South Carolina Aquarium – funded by the SC Sea Grant Consortium.