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Inquiries in Science®: Building Ecological Pyramids

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Inquiries in Science®: Building Ecological Pyramids is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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Grades 9–12. Explore how energy moves through an ecosystem. Students analyze the contents of owl pellets and construct ecological pyramids to represent the data collected. After discussing their results, students are then challenged to apply their knowledge by constructing an ecological pyramid based on the foods they themselves eat. Kit includes enough materials for at least 30 students working in groups. Kit Refill replenishes the kit's consumable items (16 large owl pellets).

 
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  • Analyze animal remains to determine food chains and energy flow
  • Explore environmental impact based on students' own food selections
  • Create food pyramids based on individual student diets

Grades 9–12. Explore how energy moves through an ecosystem. Students analyze the contents of owl pellets and construct ecological pyramids to represent the data collected. After discussing their results, students are then challenged to apply their knowledge by constructing an ecological pyramid based on the foods they themselves eat. Kit includes enough materials for at least 30 students working in groups. Kit Refill replenishes the kit's consumable items (16 large owl pellets).

 
 
 
 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great kit (but proceed with caution if your students are remedial) I loved the structure of the included lesson plans- they make connections to physics, important environmental issues, and basic ecological theories. All of this, plus the fun, hands on, slightly gross experience of dissecting owl pellets. Having said all of that, I had to dramatically modify this kit for use with my class. Unfortunately, about 50% of my students did not have the math skills to understand the quantitative aspects of the included lesson plans. The math that the kit assumes students are able to do is perfectly reasonable (graphing, ratios, arithmetic, multi-step problems), but if you have many seriously remedial students, be prepared to modify heavily. In other words, if you regularly worry about your students being unable to graduate from high school on time, you will probably either have to spend A LOT of time on these lessons or you will have to cut out some of the more mathematical parts.
Date published: 2014-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to understand the energy pyramid Although we had always done the owl pellet lab, we had never linked it quantitatively to the energy pyramid. This lab does that in such a way that engages students! In using this kit we were able to take a "fun" lab and make it a conceptual lab!!
Date published: 2010-06-14
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