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

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Activity
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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
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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
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8
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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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Ser vs Estar

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Classroom printables
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Grade Level
9
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12
Submitted By
ReyRojas - 2 years ago
Description
At this point in the course, students are already…
Resource Type
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Presentation
Grade Level
9
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Submitted By
ReyRojas - 2 years ago
Description
At this point in the course, students are already familiar, with the verb “Ser”, as well as greetings, numbers, and the verbs gustar/encantar. The lesson will focus on the main differences between the verbs Ser vs Estar which are a couple of the most used verbs in the Spanish language. Another reason as to why I am focusing on these verbs is the fact that this pair of verbs can be particularly tricky for those who speak English as their first language, because they are both encompassed by the verb “to be”.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Languages
Spanish
Keywords
Ser
Estar
Spanish Grammar
Beginners
Grade 9
Learning Standards
- Present tenses of Ser and Estar. - Comparing and contrasting the different uses of Ser and Estar.
Duration
75
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 4, 2017