Posts in Ecosystems
Ecosystems: Notes (Day 2 of 2)

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  • CW: Summary paragraph and margin questions (in notebook).

  • DN: Take handouts. Clear table. Fill in bubble sheet.

  • EQ: How are ecosystems organized?

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LESSON OUTLINE

5min Students complete the Do Now by clearing table and filling in bubble sheet.

5min Teacher provides directions for quiz and clarifies instructions.

15min Students take quiz.

5min Students complete notes.

5min Teach demonstrates how to use the diagram to construct sentences. Students use diagram from notes to write summary paragraph.

5min Teacher introduces margin questions. Students write 3 margin questions.

5min Students share paragraph summaries and margin questions with class.

AIM: Identify the plants, animals, and non-living parts of an ecosystem.

Ecosystems: Notes (Day 1 of 2)

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  • HW: Study for quiz. See previous post.

  • DN: Go to page 11, add the date, and answer the questions. (1. What is an independent variable? 2. How do you find a trend?)

  • EQ: How are ecosystems organized?

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LESSON OUTLINE

5min Students complete the Do Now by answering questions in their notebooks.

5min Students set-up notebook for Cornell notes.

15min Students take notes.

5min Collect materials. Clean up. Wrap up.

AIM: Identify the plants, animals, and non-living parts of an ecosystem.

Ecosystems: Introduction

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  • CW: Illustration of an ecosystem.

  • DN: Go to page 10 of your notebook. Label at the top: Table of Contents. Label pages 11-16: Do Now.

  • EQ: What are the plants, animals, and non-living parts of your ecosystem?

  • Note: Quiz on Experimental Design and Trends in Data on Wednesday.

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LESSON OUTLINE

5min Students complete the Do Now by labeling their notebooks.

5min< Watch engaging video clip of a contained ecosystem. (Recommendation: Planet Earth II: Islands (S1:E1) 18:30-24:30)

10min> Group discussion about interactions, importance of species members, and physical environment.

5min> Teacher explains poster illustration requirements and assigns ecosystem.

15min Students illustrate an ecosystem adding plants, animals, and physical non-living components (ie rocks).

5min Collect materials. Clean up. Wrap up.

AIM: Identify the plants, animals, and non-living parts of an ecosystem.