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

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
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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
6
7
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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Making a pH Indicator Lab

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
BC Science Teachers' Association - 3 years ago
Description
In this lab, students will investigate how an ext…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
BC Science Teachers' Association - 3 years ago
Description
In this lab, students will investigate how an extract from red cabbage can be used as a acid-base indicator.
Subject
Science
Chemistry
Revised Curriculum
Keywords
acid
base
pH
indicator
lab
BCScTA
Learning Standards
BC Science 10 (2017) Acid-Base chemistry BC Science 10 (2008) C2 - classify substances as acids, bases, or salts, based on their characteristics, name, and formula
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 17, 2016
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School Fees and Adequacy of Resources Info-Graphic and Antipoverty Month Week 3 Resources

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Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
7
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Adult
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CASJ - 4 years ago
Description
This info-graphic, created by the Antipoverty act…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
7
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10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
CASJ - 4 years ago
Description
This info-graphic, created by the Antipoverty action group of the BCTF Committee for Action on Social Justice, is based on information in the BCTF Poverty and Education Survey. Use the info-graphic to spark conversations in your class or with your colleagues during week three of Antipoverty month in February. The Week 3 resource documents provides additional sources of information and follow up activities.
Subject
Applied Skills
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Social Studies
Economics
Keywords
antipoverty month
barriers
school act
education costs
accessibility
financial assistance
URLs
http://www.bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/Poverty/Climbing%20the%20Money%20Wall%281%29.pdf
http://www.bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/Poverty/Week%203%20school%20fees.docx.pdf
Duration
A variety of activities, ranging from 30 to 60 minutes.
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 9, 2016