Life Cycle of the Land

Students will work together to model how the life cycle of the land progresses from bare rocks to a mature forest. Then they will apply that understanding to their schoolyard looking for evidence of stage’s of the land’s life cycle.

Concepts: Changes in the Environment

Essential Questions

  • How do ecosystems grow and change?

Standards Addressed

  • S4L1. Students will describe the roles of organisms and the flow of energy within an ecosystem.
    • c. Predict how changes in the environment would affect a community (ecosystem) of organisms.
  • S4L2. Students will identify factors that affect the survival or extinction of organisms such as adaptation, variation of behaviors (hibernation), and external features (camouflage and protection).