Students will use the Hyperdoc to learn more about the important role decomposers play in food chains and in nature.
1. The teacher will create an assignment that shares the Hyperdoc link with students. This can be done through Google Classroom or by sharing the Google Doc.
2. If using Google Classroom, set up the assignment so that it creates a copy of the document for each student. This allows each student to type directly on their own document.
3. The teacher will provide students with devices such as Chromebooks, PCs, tablets, etc. that are internet enabled. Students will need headphones for the audio portions of the Hyperdoc.
4. Students will access the sites provided on the Hyperdoc and submit their answers to the activities as directed by the teacher.
5. Activity One: Watch the video and submit an answer under the question about why decomposers are important to the food chain. The teacher should require answers in complete sentences with evidence from the video to support the answer.
6. Activity Two: Read and reflect on the infographic related to decomposers. Students will answer the reflection question about decomposers and plant growth in the space beneath the question. Again, the teacher should require answers typed in complete sentences with evidence from the infographic to support the answer.
7. Activity Three: Students play the interactive game "Break it Down" which demonstrates how decomposers help create soil. Using the insert drawing feature in Google Docs, students will insert an original drawing showing a model of how one of the decomposers from the game helps create soil.
8. When students have completed all three activities on the Hyperdoc, they will submit the completed document to the teacher for review.