This post will contain all of the grade 7 lessons on ecosystems. Students will be learning about the interactions within the environment, and identifying factors that affect the balance of an ecosystem. They will design and construct a model biosphere and use it to investigate interactions between components and how matter is cycled within the environment. Later in this section, students will describe the roles and interactions of producers within an ecosystem and distinguish between primary and secondary succession. We will begin by learning how to identify biotic and abiotic elements in ecosystems and describe the interactions between them.
Lesson 1: Biotic and Abiotic Factors
List the biotic and abiotic factors in this handout (make a copy for yourself and save it to your ecosystems folder)
On Tuesday October 12th, Science classes participated in the Global Maker Day. A day dedicated to learn, share, and play while completing STEM related challenges. Challenges will provide students to practice problem solving, be creative, and have fun learning.
Possible events, presentations, videos and challenges are listed below.