Posts tagged trends in data
Ecosystems: Abiotic vs Biotic Illustration

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  • CW: Illustration of an ecosystem with biotic list, abiotic list, and labels.

  • DN: What is an ecosystem?

  • EQ: What are the abiotic and biotic factors of an ecosystem?

LESSON OUTLINE

5min Students complete the Do Now in their notebook and share their answers.

5min< Class reviews previous material and vocabulary.

5min< Teacher explains requirements for illustrations and passes out work started from the day before (see Ecosystems: Introduction).

15min< Students complete illustrations and list all the biotic factors and all abiotic factors (separate lists). Additionally, they identify the individual, population, and community.

5min< Students present their illustrations and identify the biotic and abiotic factors.

5min Collect materials. Clean up. Wrap up.

AIM: Identify the abiotic and biotic factors of an ecosystem.

Ecosystems: Introduction

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  • CW: Illustration of an ecosystem.

  • DN: Go to page 8 of your notebook. Label at the top: Table of Contents. Label pages 9-12: Do Now.

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

  • Note: Quiz Retakes Tomorrow and Wednesday at Lunch only.

RESOURCES

 
 

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.

Trends in Data: Every Chart Tells a Story

QUICK VIEW

  • CW: Chart Stories Worksheet + Chart Illustrations.

  • DN: Read all 4 stories from the Chart Stories handout.

  • EQ: How do you interpret a chart?

RESOURCES

Trends in Data Notes Handout

Chart Stories - Every chart tells a story

Chart Stories - Charts A, B, and C

 
 

LESSON OUTLINE

5min Students complete the Do Now by reading the 4 chart stories on the handout.

10min> Complete Trends in Data notes

10min Match the chart story (1-3) goes with the write chart (A, B, or C). Explain why that chart goes with the story. Group discussion followed by a class discussion.

10min> For story 4, identify which trendline represents the mice, owls and tree. Explain your answer. Group discussion followed by a class discussion.

5min Teacher illustrates the events in chart story 1 to the corresponding parts of its chart.

5min< Students select either chart story 2 or 3 and illustrate the events in the corresponding parts of the chart.

5min Collect materials. Clean up. Wrap up.

AIM: Link events of a story to the corresponding sections of a chart (w/trendline) and provide reasoning.