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

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5
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
In this activity, students investigate the fascin…
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Grade Level
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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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My Child Development Handbook

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Grade Level
12
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P. Aquino - 2 years ago
Description
Activity involves students designing and creating…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
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Grade Level
12
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P. Aquino - 2 years ago
Description
Activity involves students designing and creating a handbook that outlines various aspects of child development (physical, cognitive, and social) and explores ways to encourage development in those areas. Activity will take place over several weeks, during which students will participate in class instruction, group activities and presentations, and individual research, all of which will culminate in their "Child Development Handbook".
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Applied Skills
Home Economics
Keywords
Home Economics
Family Studies
Child Development & Caregiving
Learning Standards
Theories of child development (physical, cognitive, social) Activities to enhance child development in various areas (physical, cognitive, social) Design competencies
Duration
Completed over many class periods
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 30, 2016
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What Does a New Baby Need?

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Activity
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Grade Level
12
Submitted By
P. Aquino - 2 years ago
Description
Activity incorporates design competencies as stud…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
12
Submitted By
P. Aquino - 2 years ago
Description
Activity incorporates design competencies as students research the needs of a newborn in one of three areas: clothing, blankets, and bedding for the first 6 months; furniture and equipment (crib, car seat, etc.); or nursery design (decor, furniture, colours, etc.).
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Applied Skills
Home Economics
Keywords
Home Economics
Family Studies
Newborn needs
Infants
Design
Learning Standards
ADST design competencies as applied to Child Development & Caregiving 12 (family studies).
Duration
3-4 classes; 60-70 minutes each
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 22, 2016