This Hyperdoc activity helps students understand the role of decomposers in the food chain and in the creation of soil. Students will create their own illustration modeling this process. Students will use the Hyperdoc to watch, view, and interact with information regarding these important decomposers. The students will watch an educational video clip about decomposers and answer a reflection question about their role in the food chain. Students will read and study an infographic on decomposers and draw conclusions about their role in plant growth. Students will explore an interactive website to learn how different composers affect soil creation and create a model of this process. This lesson aligns with 5th grade Alabama Science Course of Study.
This activity was created as a result of the DLCS COS Resource Development Summit.
This game challenges players to build a food web based on Antarctic food chains. Players must position the names of producers and consumers in the correct places in a diagram. The completed diagram demonstrates how energy flows through an Antarctic ecosystem and the relationships between predators and prey. This interactive also provides background knowledge and reference materials and allows players to check their answers for accuracy and try again.
This learning activity was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.