Ecosystems for StarLogo TNG

Posted August 15, 2016 by turtle
Collage of students observing ecosystems from Project GUTS webpage

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Ecosystems unit

This ecosystems unit was developed for Project GUTS after-school clubs, and used following a 4-week introductory unit .  It was developed in partnership with the National Science Foundation, and the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Pacing Guide: Overview of Ecosystem Unit for Weeks 5-10

Ecosystems as Complex Systems

Week 5 Ecosystem- Paper-catchers and begin Rabbits & Grass Model

Week 6: Complete Rabbits & Grass Model, add predator

Week 7: Ecosystem- Add chase and run away procedures, begin planning final project

Week 8 Ecosystem- Write up project plan & begin building model

Week 9: Ecosystems - Finish model and begin collecting data

Week 10: Ecosystems - Analyze data and prepare for presentation

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