Competition Among Organisms

Who knew plants could be so competitive? Join your class as they observe plants competing for space and nutrients. Middle and high schoolers describe possible effects of introducing a new species into an already established ecosystem, and explain the overall importance of nature in the survival of organisms. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils explore pesticides and their effects on their local environment
  • Instruct the class to perform research to learn about new breeds of plants that will serve as competitors to already existing breeds
Classroom Considerations

  • Do not allow individuals to eat materials
  • Ensure the class follows proper handwashing techniques upon conclusion of the experiment
  • The fifth module in a 9-part series

  • Upon conclusion of the lesson, participants have a tangible product to keep
  • Firsthand application that engages multiple intelligences

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