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.

Outdoor Research Excursion

Day: 
3
Unit Plan: 
Time: 
One outdoor session (1.5 - 2 hours) and one indoor session (40 min).
Setting: 
Classroom and Outdoors
Objectives

Students visit thier study site to look for animals and clues about their food resources. The next day they process their findings.

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