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.

Introducing Microbes as Decomposers

Day: 
1
Time: 
1 hour
Setting: 
Classroom
Objectives

Students propose how dead plants disappear over time, then examine mold, and talk about microbes as decomposers.

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Procedure
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