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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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Motivation and Emotion Project

Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
P. Aquino - 4 years ago
Description
Student project with choice of topic related to t…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
P. Aquino - 4 years ago
Description
Student project with choice of topic related to theories of motivation and emotion. Students asked to present in a digital storytelling format using multimedia or their choice. Evaluation rubric included.
Subject
Social Studies
Psychology
Keywords
Motivation
Emotion
Project-based learning
Learning Standards
Students will explore a theory of motivation or emotion and consider how it influences behaviour.
Duration
4-5 classes (60-70 minutes each)
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 1, 2015
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Text Features: Road Sign Titles and Headings

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
2
3
4
Submitted By
A Brown - 2 years ago
Description
This is a lesson plan and worksheet on using titl…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
2
3
4
Submitted By
A Brown - 2 years ago
Description
This is a lesson plan and worksheet on using titles and headings to understand non-fiction text, and make predictions. This lesson likens titles and headings and titles to roadsigns (they tell you where you are going and what is next) and has an accompanying worksheet for students to complete to show their understanding of how a text is organized under headings, and how to use them to make predictions or find specific information.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
English Language Arts
Keywords
Title
Headings
Text Features
Language Arts
LA
Non-Fiction
Reading
Reading Skills
Interpreting Text
Learning Standards
Use developmentally appropriate reading, listening, and viewing strategies to make meaning Recognize how different texts reflect different purposes. Recognize text features and strategies to use them. Core Competency: Communication I can summarize key ideas in text. I can present information in an organized way. I can acquire information and interpret text, using headings and titles.
Duration
30 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 27, 2017