Ecosystems: Interactions SMA (Skill Practice)


  • HW: Finish handout and review for Wednesday’s Quiz.

  • DN: [1] Grab HW Handout. [2] Staple crossword on top of key and turn in. [3] Answer: What kind of interactions would a dog and flea have in nature?

  • EQ: How do members of different species interact with each other?

  • Note: Tomorrow is a Bring Your Own Technology day. Please, install Stop Motion Studio (free) before class.


Ecosystem Organization + Trendlines Handout

Lesson Outline

5min Students complete the Do Now turn by turning in their crosswords and answering the question in their notebooks.

5min Share answers and go over the plans for the week.

10min In pairs, complete a peer created handout. Collect afterwards.

10min Overview the steps for making four different stop motion animations (Slow, Fast, Slow to Fast, and Morphing).

15min Students complete stop motion animation exercises. Teacher helps students with less experience and troubleshoots technical questions.

5min Collect materials. Clean up. Wrap up.

AIM: Students complete a stop motion animation exercises in preparation for future stop motion animation projects.