RUTH DOYLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Claim. Evidence. Reasoning.
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! ***