For Instructors

This lesson allows students to categorize elements of their neighborhood that make up an ecosystem as biotic, abiotic, and man-made. They then visit the field study site for the first time, to understand that nature exists everywhere. Humans and their activities are embedded in the environment and ecosystems.

  • 3 activities
  • 1-2 class periods
  • Strategies: Brainstorm, research
  • Standards alignment:
    • NGSS: foundations for HS-ESS3-1, HS-LS2-1

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