Lesson Plan

Final Lesson - Conclusions and Discussions

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  • Students will know that having different types of trees affects forest ecosystem function, and will be able to explain the impacts of changing species composition on function.  

Decomposition Lesson 3 – “Who Decomposed Our Leaves?”

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  • Students will know that fungi and microbes are present on leaves and will be able to identify and quantify bacterial and fungal colonies.

Decomposition Lesson 2 – Creating & Measuring Leaf Packets

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  • Students will be able to compare the decomposition rates (or amount of decomposition over a set period of time) between different species of trees.

Decomposition Lesson 1 – Leaf & Soil Collection

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  • Students will be able to collect and analyze leaf litter data from different trees, and be able to make a prediction about why the amount of leaf litter differs between species.

Herbivory

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  • Students will know what herbivory is and will be able to identify different forms of herbivory.

Growth Strategies

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  • Students will know the products and reactants of photosynthesis and be able to explain how the process of photosynthesis affects leaf structure.

Dispersal- Lesson 2

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  • Students will know the spatial relationship of trees and seeds/seedlings of the same species in their woodland plot and be able to explain how the species came to be there.

Dispersal- Lesson 1

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  • Students will examine the shape and size of seeds, know how those differences relate to seed dispersal and be able to compare the trade-offs of those differences.

Introductory Lesson – Creating a Woodland Study Plot

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  • Students will know what trees live in their schoolyard and will be able to identify at least four trees. 

Turbidity & Hydrofracking

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Students will know how turbidity and hydrofracking are connected, and will be able to explain the impact of hydrofracking with respect to ecosystem health using data.

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