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The 3 R's in the Forest by HCTF Education

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 5 months ago
Description
Matter cycles. Matter for growth, maintenance and…
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K
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 5 months ago
Description
Matter cycles. Matter for growth, maintenance and reproduction in all organisms cycles through the ecosystem and Earth processes. All life needs certain matter in order to stay alive. This includes nitrogen, phosphorus, and water; oxygen for many but not all animals; and carbon dioxide for plants, to name a few kinds of matter.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Place-based Education
Environmental Education
Forest
Earth
Ecosystem
Ecology
Recycling
Decomposers
URLs
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_DetectiveSheet_CopyPage.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_GuidedImagery_CopyPage.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ecosystems_Primer.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_Lesson.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestStories_Lesson.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
Learning Standards
To understand, through guided visualization (part 1) and hands-on investigations (part 2), how matter cycles through an ecosystem. To gain an understanding of decomposition, a community of forest recyclers, and the critical role decomposers play in the food web and the cycling of matter.
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Be a Biodiversity Detective!

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pre-K
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 5 months ago
Description
Students investigate biodiversity of wildlife in …
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pre-K
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 5 months ago
Description
Students investigate biodiversity of wildlife in their backyard (schoolyard) by selecting and mapping out areas they expect to be high in biodiversity in part one. Part two uses a larger area to make observations about the area by using “biodiversity clues.”
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Earth
Ecosystems
Ecology
Biodiversity
Food Webs
Species Diversity
URLs
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/BiodiversityDetective_Lesson.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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"Decomposition Mission" by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instrctors

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 5 months ago
Description
In this activity, students investigate the fascin…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 5 months 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
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Environmental Education
Experiential Education
Place-based Education
Ecology
Ecosystem
Forest
URLs
http://beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Decomposition-Mission.pdf
http://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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Exploring a Forest by HCTF Education

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 5 months ago
Description
Students explore a forest at designated stations,…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 5 months ago
Description
Students explore a forest at designated stations, using their vision and, blindfolded, their other senses. By engaging with the forest in a personal, multisensory activity, students will become more sensitive to the components of a forest, and hopefully, treat our landscapes with increased respect.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Place-based Education
Environmental Education
Forest Studies
Earth
Ecosystems
Ecology
URLs
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ExploringAForest_Lesson.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ecosystems_Primer.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestStories_Lesson.pdf
Learning Standards
Students will engage the senses to explore the characteristics of a forest.
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/ - 5 months ago
Description
Students use forest stores from their ecoprovince…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 5 months 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
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Earth
Ecosystems
Ecology
Food Webs
Food Chains
Environmental Education
Place-based Edcuation
URLs
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ecosystems_Primer.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestStories_Lesson.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestFoodWebs_Lesson.pdf
https://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