COLLECTION

UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE

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

Focus
  • 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).

Explorations in this Collection

Exploring the Life Cycle of the Land

Exploring the Life Cycle of the Land

Modeling the Life Cycle of the Land

Modeling the Life Cycle of the Land