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

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Grade Level
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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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My River My Home Activity Kit for grades K-9 - about the Fraser River

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My River My Home - 4 years ago
Description
The Fraser River Discovery Centre in partnership …
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My River My Home - 4 years ago
Description
The Fraser River Discovery Centre in partnership with scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of the Fraser Valley have created the My River My Home activity kit for educators to teach about the environmental, cultural and economic sustainability of the Fraser River. It is available to download free from the Fraser River Discovery Centre website at http://www.fraserriverdiscovery.org/MyRiverMyHome
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Outdoor Education
Earth Science
Geography
Keywords
sustainability
inquiry
URLs
http://Fraserriverdiscovery.org/MyRivermyhome
Learning Standards
The Fraser River Discovery Centre in partnership with scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of the Fraser Valley have created the My River My Home activity kit for educators to teach about the environmental, cultural and economic sustainability of the Fraser River. It is available to download free from the Fraser River Discovery Centre website at http://www.fraserriverdiscovery.org/MyRiverMyHome
The resource is divided into 5 sections to engage students in an inquiry unit about water, or any of the 25 lesson plans can be used independently to meet BC Science, Social Studies, Visual and Language Arts Curriculum requirements. The sections include Connecting to Fresh Water, Exploring Sustainability, Investigating Water Quality, Putting the Fraser in a Global Perspective, and Becoming Active Citizens in Water Issues.
Duration
variable
Language
English
Date Created
Aug 5, 2015