Ecological Mismatches

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Modeling is a powerful teaching tool. The final installment in a six-part series has pupils complete an activity to model a food web and discover the interconnected relationships in an ecosystem. They then read about changes in migratory bird behavior and discuss implications based on their discoveries during the activity.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Add relevancy to the food web activity by using organisms from a local ecosystem
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects a strong understanding of the interactions between organisms in an ecosystem
  • Collect and prepare necessary materials in advance
  • Emphasizes scientific vocabulary throughout
  • Includes links to additional resources for a more in-depth study
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