Transformations in Matter and Energy Carbon TIME is an NSF-funded partnership led by Michigan State University
Activity 2.4: Organic Carbon Pools in Other in Ecosystems (40 min)
Target Student Performance
Students describe patterns in relationships among mass of populations at different trophic levels in other ecosystems (the organic matter pyramid).
- (Optional) Big Idea Probe: Wolves and Deer (1 per student)
- (Optional) Assessing Big Idea Probe: Wolves and Deer
- Learning Tracking Tool for Ecosystems
- Assessing the Learning Tracking Tool for Ecosystems
Prepare a computer and projector to display the PPT. Print 1 copy of Big Idea Probe: Wolves and Deer for each student (optional).
During this activity, check to see if students can identify the differences in organic carbon in the ecosystems and understand the idea of carrying capacity.