Reflection: Joy Biotic and Abiotic Factors - Section 3: Activity - Outside


Going outside to "hunt" for biotic and abiotic factors was a simple way to engage students in going from abstract to concrete examples, and foster observation skills. This became an opportunity to see the schoolyard as a place for scientific exploration.

Notice how the change from our everyday environment ensured 100% participation, as well as the joy expressed by the student who considered me "an interesting observation".

  Joy: Going outside - It's a good thing
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Biotic and Abiotic Factors

Unit 9: Interdependence of Organisms
Lesson 1 of 8

Objective: Students will be able to describe biotic and abiotic factors in an ecosystem

Big Idea: Ecosystems have a natural balance of abiotic and biotic factors. Within a natural system, the transfer of energy drives the cycling of matter.

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Science, Biotic and Abiotic Factors, Interdependence of Organisms, carbon cycle, endangered species, organism, Ecosystems
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