Schoolyard Microhabitat

Resource ID#: 76035 Type: Lesson Plan

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General Information

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 7
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Computers for Students, Internet Connection, Interactive Whiteboard, Overhead Projector
Instructional Time: 3 Hour(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: habitat, biodiversity, limiting factors
Instructional Component Type(s): Lesson Plan Worksheet Formative Assessment

Aligned Standards

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Aligned Access Points

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Identify that in a simple food chain, energy transfers from the Sun to plants (producers), to animals (consumers), and to organisms that cause decay (decomposers).

Identify different types of consumers in a food chain, including animals that eat plants, animals that eat other animals, and animals that eat plants and animals.

Describe how organisms interact with other organisms in an ecosystem to help each other (mutualism), to obtain food (predation), and to benefit at the expense of the other (parasitism).

Recognize how living things affect each other in their habitat (ecosystem).

Recognize that living things compete with each other to get the things they need to live in their local environment.

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