Ecosystems Activity 3.5 Overview

Target Student Performance

Students trace changes in energy and energy flow through carbon pools in ecosystems.

Resources Provided


Set up a computer and projector for 3.5 Tracing Energy PPT. You will also need to remind students about the movement of twist ties in Activity 3.2 Carbon Dice Game to solicit their initial ideas about energy flow in an ecosystem. Print out one copy of 3.5 Tracing Energy Worksheet for each student.