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.

Stalking the Unseen

Day: 
2
Time: 
Session 1 (1hr) and Session 2 (1hr)
Setting: 
Classroom and Outdoors
Objectives

Students hear a story of a scientist who studies microbe decomposers, then plan and take a trip outside to collect items for culturing microbes.

Tabs

Procedure
Procedure

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