|Living Things and their Environments|
Our second lesson covers the Energy Flow in Ecosystems chapter. First we do a simple organizer with definitions and notes. Then, the students have to cut, paste, and sort a group of pictures that I give them next to the right category of producer, consumer, or decomposer.
|Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers|
These activities get the students ready to talk about various types of ecosystems and how the biotic and abiotic factors all work together. They will spend about three weeks closely examining the Redwood Forest so these chapters are essential to understanding this local biome and national treasure.
Please check my upcoming posts for information and resources for teaching about the Redwood Forest.