The Need Is Mutual: The Importance of Biological Interactions

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Can you name the biological interactions you encounter during a day? Your classes might be surprised by the number of interactions they experience! A comprehensive lesson explores the science of symbiotic relationships. Learners identify mutualistic, competitive, and parasitic symbiotic relationships through video analysis and discussion.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the extension exercise to pupils that show interest and move quickly through the lessons
  • Build a food web using a local habitat to reference throughout the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should be familiar with predator-prey relationships prior to the lesson
Pros

  • Provides assessment questions to check for understanding
  • Includes all handouts and answer keys
Cons

  • None