|Name of Activity||Introduction to Ecosystems|
|Keywords||ecosystem, forest, animals, science|
|Time||1 Hour Total|
|Brief Description||Introduce students to the concept of an ecosystem using the forest as an example.|
|Lesson Objectives:||Have students understand the interconnectedness of an ecosystem, brainstorm animals within a system and discuss similarities and differences. Incorporate basic needs of all animals.|
|Procedure||Discuss the concept of an ecosystem.
Brainstorm animals within the ecosystem.
Ex. Forest animals:
Assign student pair an animal – brainstorm what they need to survive (basic needs):
– types of food/drink, how much they eat, how often
– where do they live? how do they build this?
Have pairs discuss with different pairs the similarities and differences between their animals.
|Umbrella Unit/Curriculum (if applicable)||Basic Science (Animals + Matter)|