Schoolyard Ecology

Thinking about the flow of matter and energy with students is one of the key ways of exploring ecosystems. In these lessons, students construct their own understanding of ecosystems through investigations in their schoolyard, developing ideas about ecological processes and functions.

Culturing Bacteria and Fungi Decomposers

Day: 
3
Time: 
Sessions 1-6 (each 40 min)
Setting: 
Classroom
Objectives

Students do a controlled experiment to culture microbes living on items they collected outside.

Tabs

Procedure
Procedure

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