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Decomposers at Work!
Students design and conduct investigations that illustrate the process of decomposition. After a lecture/demo, students simulate the process of soil composting in the classroom. They closely chart the decomposition of their soil.
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Understanding Food Chains and Food Webs
Jump into an exploration of marine ecosystems with the first lesson plan in this four-part series. After first learning about crustaceans, mollusks, and other forms of sea life, young marine biologists view a PowerPoint presentation that...
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Building A Classroom Food Web
From bears and owls to chipmunks and trees, all life depends on the sun for the energy to survive. Young biologists develop an understanding of this big idea as they arrange this series of plant and animal picture cards into food webs...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Breakdown: Composting with Worms!
Find out what Aristotle meant by describing worms as the intestines of the earth. Learners conduct an experiment to observe and quantify the work of the earthworm in the environment. An engaging activity has young scientists create their...
6th - 7th Science
Building Soil Nature's Way: Exploring decomposition and soil health
Students explore decomposition and soil health by creating their own garden. In this agriculture instructional activity, students build a "lasagna garden" with organic matter found in the area and plant perennials native to their...
4th - 6th Science