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Activity 5.3a: Ecosystem Posters (40 min)
You should choose either Activity 5.3a or Activity 5.3b. Both activities involve students in making posters about ecosystems. In Activity 5.3a, the posters do not include disturbances and their effects; in Activity 5.3b, they do making it appropriate for students who completed Lesson 4.
Target Student Performance
Students use posters to explain matter cycling, energy flow, and ecosystem services in a different ecosystem.
Resources You Provide
- Poster paper or boards (1 per group)
Students should be able to respond to the questions for their ecosystem on their poster. They should recognize how carbon cycles and energy flows. They should also be able to identify ecosystem products and services and tradeoffs for management of those services.