Species Matchmaking: Finding the Relationship/Interaction Between Species

QUICK VIEW

  • HW: Complete Ecosystem Interactions Stop Motion Animation. Turn in via Google Classroom (10/6).
  • CW: Interaction Classification & Reasoning Statements
  • DN: How do predator/prey and parasitic interactions differ?
  • EQ: How do members of the provided species interact with each other based on their behavior and activities?

RESOURCES

LESSON OUTLINE

5min> Students complete the Do Now. Attendance is taken.

5min> Q&A for clarification/troubleshooting of Ecosystem Interactions SMA assignment.

5min> Watch video. Students discuss type of interaction. Class discussion on parasitism.

10min< Introduce Species Matchmaker Activity. Provide two examples (solo + together) for clarification.

15min< Students in pairs complete Species Matchmaker Activity and write down their classifications & explanations.

5min < Students share their classification and explanations.

5min< Collect classwork. Clean up. Wrap up.

AIM: Students will pair species, based on their activities, into the corresponding relationship/interaction and provide supporting evidence.

NGSS: MS-LS2-2