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Decomposers Get Energy From Dead Things

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When life gives you mold, make penicillin. Scholars design an inquiry experiment to determine what causes rotting and mold growth. It also covers decomposers and the important role they play for other living things. 
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For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders experiment with compost. In this Science lesson, 4th graders begin a worm compost as well as an outdoor compost. Students discuss decomposition.
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Building Soil Nature's Way: Exploring decomposition and soil health

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore decomposition and soil health by creating their own garden.  In this agriculture lesson, students build a "lasagna garden" with organic matter found in the area and plant perennials native to their region.  Students are...
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For Teachers K - 4th
Students create a worm bin full of fruit and vegetable scraps wit paper and observe what happens over time. For this decomposers lesson plan, students observe that the fruit and vegetable scraps become new soil.
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Producers, Consumers, Decomposers, Oh My!

For Teachers 4th
The amazing world of ecosystems is the focus of this science lesson. Pupils research examples of producers, decomposers, and consumers. They identify the ways these plants and animals create a balanced ecosystem. Small groups are given a...
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Ecosystem Game

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students examine the ecosystem by playing a game. In this ecosystem instructional activity, students are put into groups of decomposers, consumers, and producers. Students create a list of animals that fit into each group and items that...
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Flow of Energy Through An Ecosystem

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this flow of energy in an ecosystem, young scholars complete a graphic organizer and show the flow of energy from the sun to producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers, tertiary consumers and then decomposers. Students define...
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A Prairie Food Chain

For Students 7th - 10th
In this food chain worksheet, students use a given drawing of a food chain to answer questions about the producers, consumers and decomposers in the ecosystem.
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The Web of Life

For Students 7th - 10th
In this biosphere worksheet, students are given information about the biosphere and populations of animals and plants. They draw a diagram of a food chain given the information in the paragraphs and they label the diagram. They also draw...
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Food Web Design

For Students 7th - 8th
In this food web design worksheet, students sketch and create an illustration of a food web of a chosen habitat area. Students label the types of feeders and use correctly oriented arrows to show the feeding relationships to show the...
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Energy Through the Ecosystem

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this ecosystem worksheet, students use a diagram of an ocean-based food web to complete 5 short answer questions about the energy flow through this ecosystem.
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The Mighty Hudson Stretches its Mussels

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students brainstorm possible causes of zebra mussel migration and population expansion. They identify the key causes and effects of the disturbance of the Hudson River ecosystem and research causes and effects in the disturbances of...
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Food Chains

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study food chains, producers, consumers, and decomposers. They play a food chain game and create food chain mobiles or posters. They take a nature hike around the school and observe various parts of a food chain.
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Producers, Consumers, Decomposers (3-5)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students gather evidence to explain that organisms in an ecosystem are tied together by their need for energy. They see that decomposers break down dead organisms and wastes and release the nutrients they contain into the soil,
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Earthworm Bridge

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders complete analysis experiments for decomposers and their adaptable traits. In this decomposers lesson, 4th graders test worm behavior to light, sound, warmth, touch, and moisture. Students work in groups to analyze the...
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Exploring the "Systems" in Ecosystems

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study ecosystems then analyze their components.  For this ecosystem lesson students analyze ecosystems and their parts, then they research on the Internet the components and fill out their worksheets.
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What Are Decomposers?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders complete an experiment with two bananas where one has a decomposer of yeast with it and one does not. In this decomposer lesson plan, 4th graders put one banana in a plastic bag with yeast, one without, and record daily...
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Food Makers

For Students 4th - 5th
In this producer, consumer, and decomposers worksheet, learners use the picture and identify the producers. Students then read the list of words: tomato, grass, squirrel, algae, potato, bee and label the organisms that are producers with...
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Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis

For Students 9th - 11th
In this cellular respiration and photosynthesis worksheet, students read through the presented material and draw an illustration of the production of ATP. Students answer several short answer questions about the production of ATP,...
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An Introduction to the Ocean World

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students comprehend how the organisms that exist within the ocean biome, and categorizing each into producer, consumer, or decomposer. They place various human actions under the headings of "hazard" or "help," illustrating how humans can...
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The Flow of Energy Song

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students perform the lyrics and instrumental parts for the "Flow of Energy song." They create photo images which represent consumers, producers, decomposers, and scavengers. These images will be inserted in an iMovie of the class...
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A Dog Eat Dog World

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders distinguish between acquatic and terrestrial organisms. They label animals as producers, consumers, and/or decomposers.
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Aquatic Food Webs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss producers, herbivores, omnivores, carnivores, and decomposers and analyze the difference between food chains and food webs. They participate in a food web yarn game, examining what can effect the breakdown of the web.
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Biological Relationships

For Teachers 6th
Create a written document to show knowledge of producers, consumers, decomposers, and symbiotic relationships. To investigate food consumption, your classes will differentiate between types of symbiosis and explain examples of each.