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"Decomposition Mission" by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instrctors

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
In this activity, students investigate the fascin…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
In this activity, students investigate the fascinating and complex process of decomposition and lay the foundation for deeper understanding of concepts related to matter and energy transfer in ecosystems. Through exploration and discussion, students go beyond simple definitions. Instead, students discover key characteristics of decomposition as they struggle with creating a sequence for decomposing wood and leaves. They learn the difference between physical decomposition and chemical decomposition and that many things contribute to decomposition, but certain organisms are classified as decomposers. They also search for and discuss evidence of decomposers, make model diagrams to further develop their ideas about the process of decomposition, and discuss decomposition and its role in the cycling of matter. Finally, students are challenged to recognize the evidence and impact of decomposition in the ecosystems they explore.
Subject
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Experiential Education
Place-based Education
Ecology
Ecosystem
Forest
URLs
http://www.beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Decomposition-Mission.pdf
http://www.beetlesproject.org/resources/for-field-instructors/decomposition-mission/
Learning Standards
Students will: - Explore, observe, and compare samples of decomposing materials and use reasoning to determine the level of decomposition among them - Search for and classify decomposers (or evidence of them) as fungi, bacteria or invertebrates - Investigate and discuss decomposition as the process of breaking down dead organisms and their waste materials into smaller and simpler forms of matter - Create a model diagram for the process of decomposition - Discuss the role decomposers play in making matter available to living plants
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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DIY Electrophoresis

Resource Type
Activity
Presentation
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Friderike Moon - 2 years ago
Description
The materials explain how to set up an electropho…
Resource Type
Activity
Presentation
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Friderike Moon - 2 years ago
Description
The materials explain how to set up an electrophoresis experiment using simple materials which can easily be purchased in any community across the province. Gel electrophoresis is as a very common analytical tool used in laboratories around the world and students will learn about technology and experiments conducted in a genetics lab. The goal is to make scientific method and process more tangible.
Subject
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Keywords
superconference
DNA
Molecules
Lab
URLs
https://www.scienceworld.ca/resources
Duration
90-120 min
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 26, 2017
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Experimenting with Light

Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
BC Science Teachers' Association - 3 years ago
Description
A comprehensive educational resource, written by …
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
BC Science Teachers' Association - 3 years ago
Description
A comprehensive educational resource, written by Gordon Gore, on the properties of light and experimenting on them.
Subject
Science
Physics
Revised Curriculum
Keywords
light
sensing
experiment
BCScTA
waves
Learning Standards
BC Science 8 (2016) Light: Properties, Behaviour, Ways of Sensing
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 17, 2016
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Introductory Microscope Lab

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
11
Submitted By
BC Science Teachers' Association - 3 years ago
Description
In this activity, students learn how to use an op…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
11
Submitted By
BC Science Teachers' Association - 3 years ago
Description
In this activity, students learn how to use an optical microscope and make a wet-mount slide
Subject
Science
Biology
Revised Curriculum
Keywords
microscope
lab
BCScTA
onion
slide
investigation
Learning Standards
BC Science 8 (2016) Cell theory and cell types
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 17, 2016
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Investigating Osmosis Lab

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
12
Submitted By
BC Science Teachers' Association - 3 years ago
Description
In this lab, students will investigate the proper…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
12
Submitted By
BC Science Teachers' Association - 3 years ago
Description
In this lab, students will investigate the properties of osmosis using potato slices.
Subject
Science
Biology
Keywords
osmosis
water
lab
BCScTA
hypotonic
hypertonic
Learning Standards
BC Chemistry 12 (2006) B2 - describe the characteristics of water and its role in biological systems
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 17, 2016
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The Math and Science of Fast Food

Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
6
7
8
Submitted By
James Gill - 2 years ago
Description
This is a presentation that is targeted towards m…
Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
6
7
8
Submitted By
James Gill - 2 years ago
Description
This is a presentation that is targeted towards middle school students. It is intended to be a 5-7 day inquiry that teaches students about math and science using online fast food nutrition calculators.
Subject
Applied Skills
Home Economics
Information Technology
Cross-Curricular
Mathematics
Science
Biology
Keywords
superconference
Mathematics
Science
Nutrition
Learning Standards
Supports inquiry for the study of health sciences and math
Duration
75 Minute Presentation
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 26, 2017
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A Viral Disease News Article

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
11
Submitted By
BC Science Teachers' Association - 3 years ago
Description
In this activity, students get to research and wr…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
11
Submitted By
BC Science Teachers' Association - 3 years ago
Description
In this activity, students get to research and write a news article about a viral disease outbreak. The assignment could be cross-curricular with English Language Arts and Social Studies.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
English Language Arts
Science
Biology
Social Studies
Revised Curriculum
Keywords
virus
newspaper
micro-organism
BCScTA
classification
epidemic
pandemic
Learning Standards
BC Science 8 (2016) The relationship of micro-organisms with living things: impacts of epidemics and pandemics on human populations BC Biology 11 (2006) E1 evaluate the evidence used to classify viruses as living or non-living E2 evaluate the effects of viruses on human health
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 17, 2016

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