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

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Grade Level
5
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
In this activity, students investigate the fascin…
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Classroom printables
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Grade Level
5
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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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Earthquakes - National Resources Canada

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Grade Level
8
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BC Science Teachers' Association - 3 years ago
Description
Where do earthquakes happen, how strong are they,…
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Grade Level
8
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BC Science Teachers' Association - 3 years ago
Description
Where do earthquakes happen, how strong are they, and why do they occur? This resource from Natural Resources Canada includes background information, presentations, a variety of activities and assessment ideas to be included in a comprehensive lesson or series of lessons on earthquakes and plate tectonics. The resource highlights current events such as recent earthquakes in Haiti and Japan. Contributed by: Jane Wynne, Natural Resources Canada (BCScTA Catalyst 2011 Conference Presenter)
Subject
Science
Earth Science
Revised Curriculum
Keywords
earthquake
BCScTA
plate tectonics
Learning Standards
Grade 10 Science (2008) D4 - analyse the processes and features associated with plate tectonics Grade 8 Science (2016) Plate Tectonic Movement Major Geological Events of Local Significance
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 17, 2016
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Skits to Solve School Problems in Peaceful Ways

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Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Children love performing and watching themselves …
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Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Children love performing and watching themselves on film. This lesson uses scenario planning, acting, filming and analyzing to practice solving problems peacefully in ways that are relevant and personalized for students. It can be adapted to any age level simply by adjusting the depth of dialogue and complexity of conflict situations. The process helps students develop empathy by providing them with an opportunity to think and apply their knowledge and experience to conflict and problem solving skits. Research shows that empathy is positively linked to peaceful conflict resolution and both predicts successful conflict management as well as reduces the likelihood of getting involved in conflict in the first place.
Subject
Arts Education
Drama
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Keywords
Core Competencies
Social Emotional Learning
Mindfulness
Empathy
Compassion
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-skits-to-solve-school-problems-in-peaceful-ways
Learning Standards
Students will be able to: identify what getting along looks, sounds and feels like, identify peaceful choices in common school/classroom problems, practice working through "school or classroom conflicts" faced at school, reflect on the cause of the "problem" or conflict, the feelings that exist during conflict and the potential actions to solve them peacefully.
Duration
45 - 60 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017