Module 1, Lesson 6: Complex Urban Ecosystems

Students focus on the interactions among factors (biological, chemical, physical and social) that impact cities. They visit their field site to develop research questions and expand on the idea that scientific inquiry is an iterative and social process. Students use their questions to create unique experimental designs to explore over the course of the project.

  • 4 activities
  • 2 class periods
  • Strategies: 4-corners, brainstorm, experimental design
  • Fieldwork
  • Standards alignment:
    • NGSS: HS-ESS3-1, HS-LS2-1, HS-LS2-2, HS-LS2-6, HS-LS4-6

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