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

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
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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
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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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Sanofi Biogenius Canada

Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
9
10
11
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Submitted By
Partners In Research Canada - 2 years ago
Description
For over two decades, the Sanofi Biogenius Canada…
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
9
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Submitted By
Partners In Research Canada - 2 years ago
Description
For over two decades, the Sanofi Biogenius Canada (SBC) program has nurtured young minds by challenging high school students to carry out groundbreaking research projects in the field of biotechnology. Grade 9-12 students apply in the fall to participate in the SBC program. Those selected for the SBC competition are matched with local mentors, giving students hands-on research experience in a professional lab setting. Participants compile their results and present their findings at regional competitions, vying for cash prizes and the chance to advance to the National and International Biogenius competitions. In past years, participant research projects ranged from cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, to agriculture and the environment. Many have since been patented and commercialized, garnering international media attention and igniting a true culture of innovation in Canada. More information is available at http://www.biogenius.ca.
Subject
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Keywords
biotechnology
science fair
competition
student project
extracurricular
URLs
http://biogenius.ca/participate/generate-interest-2-5-2/
Duration
Independent Student Project
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 13, 2017
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Virtual Researcher On Call (VROC)

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Activity
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
K
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Adult
Submitted By
Partners In Research Canada - 2 years ago
Description
Virtual Researcher On Call (VROC) is an education…
Resource Type
Activity
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
K
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Adult
Submitted By
Partners In Research Canada - 2 years ago
Description
Virtual Researcher On Call (VROC) is an educational program that connects K-12 classrooms with Canadian subject matter experts for customized, interactive video calls. The best part? VROC is available to teachers across Canada at no cost. Over 350 Canadian researcher and professional profiles are listed in our online directory, ExpertBook. Educators can search this directory using key word(s) and contact these subject matter experts directly to request one or more video calls. VROC connections can take place in English or French. BIG NEWS!!! VROC has recently expanded to include ALL SUBJECT AREAS. If you don’t find an appropriate subject matter expert for your desired topic in our directory, please email the details to vrocpc@pirweb.org and we will be happy to seek an appropriate expert on your behalf! (2-3 weeks notice recommended) For more information, visit http://www.vroc.ca
Subject
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Cross-Curricular
Careers
Health and PE
Keywords
mentorship
videoconference
interactive
Q&A
URLs
http://www.vroc.ca
Duration
15-45 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 13, 2017