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

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
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In this activity, students investigate the fascin…
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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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Forest Food Webs by HCTF Education

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
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Students use forest stores from their ecoprovince…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students use forest stores from their ecoprovince to examine and define the elements of food chains and food webs including abiotic and biotic interactions. Students as ‘food chain roles’ participate in an string webbing activity that demonstrates how roles are inter-connected and the resilience of food webs to adapt to stresses.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Ecosystems
Ecology
Place-based Edcuation
URLs
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ecosystems_Primer.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestStories_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestFoodWebs_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
Learning Standards
The students will be able to: classify forest components into different ecological food web roles; and construct and describe food webs, including non-living aspects of a forest ecosystem.
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Free K-12 Lesson Plans

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Teacher.org - 3 years ago
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Teacher.org's lesson plans are brought to you by teachers who are committed to encouraging conceptual understanding and lifelong learning. These teachers have real life classroom experience and have gone above and beyond to create these lessons. Lessons are organized by subject and grade level. Within each lesson, you will find clear objectives, description of materials needed, a thorough procedure with an opening and a closing, as well as assessments and modifications.
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Arts Education
Dance
Drama
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Music
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Mathematics
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Physics
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
History
Keywords
Elementary Lesson Plans
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URLs
http://www.teacher.org/lesson-plans/
Learning Standards
This is a database of free K-12 lesson plans covering multiple subjects with various learning standards.
Duration
Lessons vary in duration
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 1, 2016
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Salmon Run Field Day

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Alison and Laurie - 2 years ago
Description
A day trip incorporating First People’s Tradition…
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Alison and Laurie - 2 years ago
Description
A day trip incorporating First People’s Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) with Ecology in an authentic place-based learning experience for students.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Science
Biology
Keywords
Salmon
Field Work
Indigenous
Ecology
West Coast
First Nations
Learning Standards
- Make observations aimed at identifying their own questions about the natural world - Identify a question to answer or a problem to solve through scientific inquiry - Experience and interpret the local environment - Apply First Peoples perspectives and knowledge, other ways of knowing, and local knowledge as sources of information - Contribute to care for self, others, community, and world through personal or collaborative approaches - Express and reflect on a variety of experiences and perspectives of place
Duration
Full Day
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 28, 2016