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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
Submitted By
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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Intro to the Renaissance Through Art (ELL)

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
10
Submitted By
Mr.Zed - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson introduces students to the Renaissanc…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
10
Submitted By
Mr.Zed - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson introduces students to the Renaissance by focusing on art history and important innovations in the art world. Students learn to define a variety of art terms associated with the Renaissance and the Middle Ages and engage with the concept of visual symbolism. Students work towards writing a structured, descriptive paragraph outlining their own imagined symbolic Renaissance Portrait. By using writing planners and scaffolds, students write how they use symbolism to represent 5 of their personality traits in their Renaissance-inspired portrait. This lesson was originally designed for use in a Humanities 8 class (with scaffolding for ELL students). This lesson could be adapted for use in a variety of Art, Social Studies, English, and ELL contexts.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Keywords
Renaissance
Art history
descriptive paragraph
symbolism
humanities
ELL
paragraph writing
Duration
70 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 29, 2017
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Qui suis-je?

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Nadia Dale - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson explores the idea of identity and all…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Nadia Dale - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson explores the idea of identity and allows students to think about their own identity and share this with their peers. The lesson includes an introduction with French music and a look at Canadian identity, a creative piece, a show-and-tell aspect as well as a take-home extension activity for further exploration.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
Français arts langagiers
Keywords
superconference
Identity
Français
Identité
Learning Standards
Improving communication skills in a language help us define ourselves and affirm our ideas.
Duration
30 minutes (plus 30-45 minutes work period)
Language
French
Date Created
Nov 2, 2017
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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