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Energy Flow in Ecosystems

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In this unit, students will explore the flow of energy through the organisms in ecosystems, using the food chain, food web, and energy pyramid models. Students will investigate limiting factors on population size. Students compare energy flow with cycles of matter in ecosystems. Students will:

  • explain how energy moves through trophic levels in ecosystems.

  • describe predator-prey relationships in ecosystems.

  • investigate how limiting factors affect populations.

  • compare cycles of matter with conservation of energy in ecosystems.


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Angela

Angela

I would take this lesson a bit farther and have students summarize the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in relation to a food chain and all of the food web interactions. I would have them do this individually and then upon completion share with a peer.

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Angela

Angela

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James

James

good for ecology unit

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Scott

Scott

This is fun! I like this!

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