# LessonSupplies to Survive in the Jungle

### Quick Look

Time Required: 15 minutes

Lesson Dependency:

Subject Areas: Earth and Space

### Summary

At this stage of the "Lost in the Amazon" (hypothetical) adventure, students determine what supplies they will take with them to survive their trip through the Amazon. They use estimation and basic math skills to determine how much they can carry and what they can use to survive in the jungle environment as they travel on to their destination.

### Engineering Connection

Engineers use critical thinking skills to identify what criteria are important for success and what criteria are not important. Then they make design decisions based on these criteria.

### Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students should be able to:

• Determine survival skills in the Amazon
• Use estimation and basic math skills to determine how much they can carry and what they can use to survive in the jungle environment

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###### International Technology and Engineering Educators Association - Technology
• Apply the technology and engineering design process. (Grades 3 - 5) More Details

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###### State Standards
• There are different forms of energy, and those forms of energy can be changed from one form to another – but total energy is conserved (Grade 8) More Details

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### Introduction/Motivation

Now that you have decided where you are going and figured out about how long it will take, it is time to decide what to take with you. Start to think about everything that you might need. What will you take? Will you have everything you need to survive the trip to Manaus?

### Lesson Background and Concepts for Teachers

None for this lesson.

### Associated Activities

• What to Bring? - Students examine a list of items that remain after the plane crash in the jungle. They organize the supplies to classify which are useful for surviving the upcoming trek to safety. They use estimation and basic math skills to determine how much they can carry.

### Lesson Closure

Discuss with students what kinds of supplies are needed in the jungle environment. Were there items not included on the list of supplies that survived the plane crash that they wish they could bring with them for their journey?

### Assessment

Worksheet: Have each group complete the associated activity worksheets Review their answers to gauge their depth of comprehension.

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What to Bring?

They organize the supplies to classify which items are useful for surviving in the Amazon. They use estimation and basic math skills to determine how much they can carry and decide which items to bring with them to survive in the jungle until they reach their destination.