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.

Food for Thought

Day: 
7
Unit Plan: 
Time: 
Session 1 (40 min) and Session 2 (40 min)
Setting: 
Classroom
Objectives

Students sort items into food and non-food categories, then play a game to get enough food - nutrients and energy - to support six ecosystem organisms.

Tabs

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