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

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
In this activity, students investigate the fascin…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years 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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"Jobs in a Biotic Community" by the Center for Ecoliteracy

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3
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5
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
Students take a census of an outdoor site, and lo…
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3
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
Students take a census of an outdoor site, and look for organisms that perform different “jobs” in the biotic community. A biotic (or natural) community is made up of the various organisms that live and interact with one another in a particular environment. As in a human community, its members have different roles and depend on each other for survival. In this activity, students examine a study area to find out what organisms live there and the ecological jobs or niches they fill.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Environmental Education
Experiential Education
Place-based Education
Community
Ecosystem
Biotic
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/sites/default/files/uploads/CEL_Lesson_Jobs_in_a_Biotic_Community.pdf
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/downloadable-resource-jobs-biotic-community
Duration
60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Animal Welfare: A Key Component in Social Justice

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BCSPCA - 4 years ago
Description
Animals are vulnerable beings in that they are su…
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BCSPCA - 4 years ago
Description
Animals are vulnerable beings in that they are subjected to situations beyond their control. Using animals as a bridge to discuss social justice issues can be a way to ease students into more sensitive and personal social justice issues such as racism and stereotyping. Included in this package are some outlined activities and discussion questions that should get the conversation started. These are designed to encourage students to think critically about where their beliefs and ideas come from and help them in their future discussions about issues involving people in society, as well as give them a chance to reflect on their own views on animals.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Keywords
Social Responsibility
Critical thinking
Animal welfare
URLs
https://spca.bc.ca/programs-services/leaders-in-our-field/professional-resources/for-teachers/
Learning Standards
Personal awareness, social responsibility, critical thinking.
Duration
60-120 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 25, 2016
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Voices Into Action - free, ERAC approved, bilingual online resource.

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Adult
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VoicesintoAction - 5 years ago
Description
Voices into Action is a free, bilingual, ERAC app…
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VoicesintoAction - 5 years ago
Description
Voices into Action is a free, bilingual, ERAC approved bilingual online humanities educational resource. It includes 6 units with a host of lessons on social justice issues through case studies, original videos, and primary resources. Students delve into horrific facts about The Holocaust, genocide, homophobia, gender inequality, Aboriginal history, immigration, cyber bullying, and much more. VIA is aimed at raising students’ social consciousness to help abolish hatred and prejudice in Canada and beyond. Register to use your Teacher Dashboard and get started creating customized lessons for each of your classes so your students can access your lesson from any mobile device.
Subject
Social Justice
Keywords
Gender studies
Assessment rubrics
LGBTQ
URLs
http://www.voicesintoaction.ca
Learning Standards
Secondary School Humanities with curriculum connections in Social Justice, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Aboriginal Studies, History, Comparative Civilizations, Psychology, Civics, and Media Studies.
Duration
225 hours
Language
English
Date Created
May 21, 2015