Lesson Plan


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Take a walk through the forest as the leaves change color and fall from the trees, making way for a new ecosystem cycle to cycle through. An inquiry-based lesson plan examines how the process of decomposition eliminates tons of biomass from the forest floor, and how the autumn season paves the way for a fruitful spring.

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Classroom Considerations
  • References a videotape to accompany the lesson plan, but any online video about decomposition during autumn (like this one) would be a good substitute
  • Designed with a nature walk in mind; if you don't have access to an area with a lot of falling leaves, consider bringing in elements of nature for learners to observe
  • Includes helpful worksheets that are versatile for other assignments
  • Promotes critical thinking and observational learning
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