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
- How do ecosystems grow and change?
- 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).