Plot Study

Small groups investigate plots of land to discover how abiotic and biotic factors interact. After recording their findings, scholars share observations with peers and self-reflect on the learning process. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Take a walking field trip around campus to point out different plot options and discuss as a class which locations they wish to explore 
  • Create heterogeneous groups based on subject knowledge, encourage members to share their findings, and help peers in need of assistance 
Classroom Considerations

  • This lesson is the second of a 17-item, ecosystem-themed unit
  • Requires a variety of materials—enlist parent and guardian help with locating items if needed 
Pros

  • Lesson plan is detailed and easy to follow
  • Gets pupils outside and encourages hands-on learning
Cons

  • None