Students will discover differences within three different ecosystems through observation by using AppleWorks.
Students will know that there are many different plants and animals living in many different kinds of environments by observing similarities and differences within several different environments within their community.
Students will understand the concrete representation of quarter percents by figuring out the amount of dirt in their plot of land.
Students will use an estimation strategy and determine the reasonableness of the results by estimating the amount of grass in the whole plot.
Students will solve a problem by generating, collecting, organizing, displaying, and analyzing data using a bar graph.
Students will create an expository response in which ideas and details follow an organizational pattern and are relavent to the purpose by writing a report based on their observations and data.
Create one foot by one foot plots of land in three different ecosystems (one each day of the project).
Partner students and have them follow the directions on the worksheet.
Collect the data and enter it into the chart.
Generate a chart from the data in the chart.
After the three days of data collection, write a paragraph about each ecosystem using the observations and data. Also write a paragraph comparing the three ecosystems.
Sunshine State Standards
NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students
Use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary) efficiently and effectively.
Discuss common uses of technology in daily life and the advantages and disadvantages those uses provide.
Use general purpose productivity tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum.
Use technology resources (e.g., calculators, data collection probes, videos, educational software) for problem solving, self-directed learning, and extended learning activities.
Evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information sources.