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.
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.
Activity involves students designing and creating a handbook that outlines various aspects of child development (physical, cognitive, and social) and explores ways to encourage development in those areas. Activity will take place over several weeks, during which students will participate in class instruction, group activities and presentations, and individual research, all of which will culminate in their "Child Development Handbook".
Child Development & Caregiving
Theories of child development (physical, cognitive, social)
Activities to enhance child development in various areas (physical, cognitive, social)
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