Ecosystems Lesson 1 Overview


Students take the pretest, share their ideas about where carbon is located in ecosystems, identify which carbon is organic versus inorganic, and identify the type of organisms (producers, herbivores, carnivores, and decomposers) that exist in ecosystems.

Guiding Question

How many foxes can live in a meadow?

Activities in this Lesson

  • Activity 1.1: Ecosystems Unit Pretest (20 min)
  • Activity 1.2: Expressing Ideas and Questions for Patterns in Ecosystems (40 min)
  • Activity 1.3: Carbon Pools (30 min)

Unit Map

Ecosystems Unit Map