Reflection: Conferencing Abiotic & Biotic Factors in Ecosystems - Section 3: Explore


I giggled a little when watching this video, Identifying the Importance of Factors, as many students got so caught up in their research, that often, they would forget the guiding research question, How are the biotic factors in our aquariums interacting with the other living organisms and the abiotic factors? That's where student-teacher conferencing comes in and is such an important part of the learning process!

It didn't take long for these students to identify particular facts that help explain the importance of elodea within an ecosystem (through photosynthesis, it produces oxygen, and provides a place for baby fish in slow moving streams and ponds). 

  Conferencing: Reminding Students of the Research Question
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Abiotic & Biotic Factors in Ecosystems

Unit 2: Ecosystems
Lesson 3 of 28

Objective: SWBAT examine the interactions between biotic and abiotic factors within an ecosystem.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students will be examining how the biotic (living) and abiotic (nonliving) factors are interacting within the aquarium portion of their ecocolumns models.

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Science, abiotic factors, ecosystem, global warming, biotic, interaction, system, decomposition
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