Ecosystem Exploration

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After hearing a 1901 excerpt from John Muir's nature notes, emerging ecologists embark on an ecosystems exploration. In the schoolyard, they take their own nature notes as they observe the weather, soil, plants, and animals. 

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  • Many resource links are provided, as well as a few extension ideas
  • Organized lesson plan includes vocabulary and background information
  • Meets Next Generation Science Standards

  • Activities and discussion are a little underdeveloped, but there is enough here to work with