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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New Review Vultures: India's Clean-Up Crew
Find your niche in the science classroom. Learners study the role of niche populations within an ecosystem and consider the impact of the loss of these organisms. Their investigation includes vultures, honey bees, and mosquitoes.
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Understanding Food Chains and Food Webs
Jump into an exploration of marine ecosystems with the first lesson 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
Dead Stuff: The Secret Ingredient in Our Food Chain
A disgusting and direct description of detritus and decomposition is digested in this drill! Your life science class learns about the importance of decomposers in the food chain and finds out how one organism's trash is another...
4 mins 6th - 9th Science