Backyard Biodiversity: Food Web NGSS
Jun 15 2015
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Summary Information


Energy, trophic levels, consumer (primary, secondary, tertiary), producer, decomposer, population size

Performance Expectation:

PE MS-LS2-3. Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and the flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.

Estimated Time Required:

1-2 hours

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Lesson Overview:

In this lesson students will explore the concept of matter and energy transfers within an ecosystem. Students will build on their prior knowledge of relationships between species and trophic levels. Students will design a food web model, and will continue to revise and add to it throughout the lesson. They will answer the driving question: How do energy and matter move within an ecosystem?

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