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OACS-E: Ecosystems 4-8

Ecosystem

This integrated unit of study results in a terrarium. Students choose an environment (Indiana or Ecuador), research it, and present to the class, all the while learning about the sun and the food chains. Math skills are addressed through measurement of their terrarium, purchasing materials to build it, and tracking expenditures. Students also determine plant and animal life in their chosen environment, and present their information when the project is complete. Author: Allison Gothard.