Backyard Ecosystem
Jun 08 2011
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Summary Information

Keywords:

ecosystem, food web, food chain, predator, prey, basic needs
Topic: 
Earth Science
Biology

Target Grade (Ages):

Grade 6 (Ages 11-12)
Grade 7 (Ages 12-13)
Grade 8 (Ages 13-14)

Estimated Time Required:

3-5 hours

Diversity Indicators:

Part of this lesson takes place outdoors. Be sure to make accommodations for students with limited mobility.

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caraciatto's picture

March 16, 2012 - 8:09pm

I really like this lesson

I really like this lesson because it teaches students about their local environment. I like that this activity gets students 'out there' in the field and has them experience their local park or playgriound. I also like that this lesson can be used to teach and reinforce many different concepts.
Sunila516's picture

November 11, 2012 - 7:26pm

Students loved using their

Students loved using their cell phones and cameras to capture pictures of our local school yard ecosystem. It was an engaging way to get students excited about being citizen scientists!
dawnm44's picture

January 27, 2013 - 10:03am

Nice field experience lesson.

Nice field experience lesson. I really like the Project Noah website. I would hope that it would spark some interest for the kids to keep adding pictures of the organisms they encounter. Nice job.
Laceybibler's picture

May 26, 2014 - 1:24pm

This lesson is extremely

This lesson is extremely detailed! The project noah site allows for accountability on a higher scale. The extensions reach into the upper level thinking and allow for real world application. It also asks the “what ifs” of changing an ecosystem and the effects of that change.
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October 14, 2014 - 7:14am

I really like this post. It

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