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

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Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
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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
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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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Exploring the Great Bear Sea - Elementary Resources

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
4
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Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
The Exploring the Great Bear Sea Elementary and S…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
4
5
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Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
The Exploring the Great Bear Sea Elementary and Secondary Curriculum Resources are based on the film The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past, Planning for the Future, by Green Fire Productions, and can be used to engage students on an inquiry-based, educational journey through the Great Bear Sea. The Great Bear Sea is a new name given to the North Coast of British Columbia (BC), an area that extends from Campbell River on Vancouver Island to the border of BC and Alaska. This region of British Columbia’s coast is one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world, has enormous cultural significance to the people who live here, and contains important resources for BC’s economy.
Subject
Outdoor Education
Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Place-based Stories
Marine Conservation
Sustainable Resource Management
Biodiversity
Marine Stewardship
Experiential Science
URLs
http://www.greatbearsea.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Exploring-the-Great-Bear-Sea-Elementary-2017.pdf
http://www.greatbearsea.net
Learning Standards
All resources are connected to the revised BC curriculum and include lesson plans, supplementary resources and film clips to support classroom learning.
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 29, 2018
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Incorporating a Worm Bin into your Classroom

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Activity
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
1
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Submitted By
Maria Dawson - one year ago
Description
Incorporating a worm bin into the classroom provi…
Resource Type
Activity
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
1
2
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Submitted By
Maria Dawson - one year ago
Description
Incorporating a worm bin into the classroom provides a unique way for students to look at the life cycle of a worm up close as well as investigate how the worm works to support a healthy environment. It lends several ideas for Cross-Curricular activities including ELA, SS, PE, Applied Skills and Design and more.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Environmental Science
Keywords
Classroom Science Activity
Class pets
Applied Skills and Design
Learning Standards
This activity meets several of the new Core Competencies, though mostly focuses on Personal and Social Awareness.
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 13, 2018
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Setting Group Agreements with Youth

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Activity
Grade Level
7
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Group agreements (not rules!) help to create safe…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
7
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Group agreements (not rules!) help to create safe and caring spaces that will enhance any group activity. They serve as a set of clear, co-created guidelines to help participants feel comfortable with each other in an atmosphere of safety, respect and trust. Everyone shares the responsibility for the experience and once developed, a group can regularly re-visit the agreements to see if they are still working and make changes if issues come up.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Health and PE
Keywords
Core Compentencies
Social Emotional Learning
Kindness
Anxiety
Conflict Resolution
Self-Regulation
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/setting-group-agreements-with-youth
Learning Standards
Ability to navigate through challenging situations and resolve conflict peacefully; Create strategies for promoting the health and well-being of the school and community
Duration
30-45 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017