Students have had a lot of fun with this PBL project! This project reinforces research skills, inquiry based learning, and a student centered learning environment.
This project is intended for 6-8 Science. Students will gain a better understanding of energy flow in ecosystems by placing a fictional creature into an existing ecosystem.
Students will reinforce concepts of:
-food chains vs food webs
-producers vs consumers
-biotic vs abiotic factors
-relationships between climate, habitat and niches in an ecosystem
Students will create media to present to class as a story, rap or song, presentation or picture. This is intended to be a project based learning lesson, which is student paced with teacher assessment checks for each part of the project. This project is intended to take 5-7 days and can be used as a whole unit.
This pairs well with our energy in ecosystems PowerPoint.