Ecosystem Design with Alexis Toliver:
d. Use printed and digital data to develop a model illustrating and describing changes to the flow of energy in an ecosystem when plants or animals become scarce, extinct or overabundant.
b. Develop simple models to illustrate the flow of energy through a food web/food chain beginning with sunlight and including producers, consumers, and decomposers.
c. Design a scenario to demonstrate the effect of a change on an ecological community.
a. Develop a model to describe the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in a community. (Clarification statement: Students are not expected to identify the different types of consumers – herbivores, carnivores, omnivores and scavengers.)
S4L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the roles of organisms and the flow of energy within an ecosystem.
After going over a few Minecraft skills (Spawning, growing plants, camera, books and quill) join a partner and build your own ecosystem! Talk to your teacher about the elements of your ecological community as you build. Take lots of pictures with the camera to share with your class.
- Critical thinking