MR. LOWE SCIENCE
RUTH DOYLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
We will begin this week with an ecosystem "scavenger hunt" outside on the school playground. We will look for producers (plants) and consumers (animals/bugs) as well as any other parts of the ecosystem we find such as non-living factors like rocks and soil.
In addition to this we will continue to monitor our "ecosystems in a jar" each week for the next 4 weeks as we continue to study different elements of ecosystems.
Once again this link contains are all the vocabulary words students need to know for this unit.
WEEK at a GLANCE:
Monday & Tuesday: Ecosystem in a Jar - Observe # 2 (10 points), Ecosystem Scavenger Hunt (10 points), Big Chart Discussion & Producers/Consumers Foldable
Wednesday & Thursday: Read "Wolf Island" and Discuss, Ecosystem PowerPoint & Cloze Notes, Energy Pyramid & Food Web Open Response, "Lion King - Circle of Life" clip, Circle of Life Diagram -or- Food Chain Foldable
Friday: Bill Nye Video "populations" - or - Bill Nye Video "Biodiversity"
*** All links to the actual assignments are in blue! ***
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