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.

A Research Request

Day: 
1
Unit Plan: 
Time: 
40 min
Setting: 
schoolyard or local park
Objectives

Students recieve a request to survey animals and their food resources on a local site, then talk about what they already know and how they could find out more.

Tabs

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