Ecosystems: 1st Quarter Project Introduction
HW: Create a rough draft illustration of a food web for the islands you discovered. The food web must have 3 producers, 3 primary consumers (at least one should be an insect), 2 secondary consumers, and 1 tertiary consumer. Every organism should be unique to your islands and have a name. (Note: Groups that don’t have a food web on Monday, will not be allowed to continue working together.)
CW: Trophic Levels & Energy Pyramids (Gore-Killa Islands) Handout.
DN: Take a handout and start immediately.
EQ: Where does energy go as it moves up trophic levels?
Note:  Ecosystem Project is due Wednesday (10/31).  Notebook check next week (notes, paragraph summaries, margin questions, diagrams, illustrations, and colour.)
10min< Students complete the Do Now by completing handout.
5min< Class goes over handout and the ‘big’ question.
15min< Teacher outlines the Ecosystem Project in detail.
5min Q&A about Ecosystem Project.
5min Students organize into groups and/or brainstorm.
5min Collect materials. Clean up. Wrap up.