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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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En'owkin: What It Means to a Sustainable Community by Jeannette Armstrong

Resource Type
Activity
Journal Article
Online Journal
Grade Level
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
En'owkin, a word that comes from the high languag…
Resource Type
Activity
Journal Article
Online Journal
Grade Level
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
En'owkin, a word that comes from the high language of the Okanagan people, provides a foundation for sustainable living. This is an article written by Jeannette Armstrong, teaching us about "What it Means to be a Sustainable Community."
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Keywords
First Nations Perspectives
Place-based Education
Environmental Education
Aboriginal Ways of Knowing
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/article/enowkin-what-it-means-sustainable-community
Duration
60-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Incorporating a Worm Bin into your Classroom

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Activity
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
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Submitted By
Maria Dawson - one year ago
Description
Incorporating a worm bin into the classroom provi…
Resource Type
Activity
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
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Submitted By
Maria Dawson - one year ago
Description
Incorporating a worm bin into the classroom provides a unique way for students to look at the life cycle of a worm up close as well as investigate how the worm works to support a healthy environment. It lends several ideas for Cross-Curricular activities including ELA, SS, PE, Applied Skills and Design and more.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Environmental Science
Keywords
Classroom Science Activity
Class pets
Applied Skills and Design
Learning Standards
This activity meets several of the new Core Competencies, though mostly focuses on Personal and Social Awareness.
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 13, 2018