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You have been asked to help Dr. Darwin research interdependent relationships found in different environments. Your job is to choose one of the organisms that Dr. Darwin has provided you and research that organism. Identify 2 organisms that are interdependent. How are those organisms interdependent? How does the relationship affect other organisms? 1111 2222 3333 6666 5555 4444 Next Image Source: clipart.com by subscription
To help you learn more about interdependence, Dr. Darwin wants you to check out these resources to make sure you have a full understanding of interdependence before you complete your project. Digital resources: Bill Nye (video) Bill Nye The How Show (video) The How Show Interdependence and the Rainforest (video) Interdependence and the Rainforest Bees and Pollination (video) Bees and Pollination Symbiosis (video) Symbiosis *NOTE: Go to the BCPS Database page and click on BrainPOP, then return to this slide and click on the video link above.BCPS Database page Starting a Business (video) Starting a Business Interdependence (Interactive) Interdependence Global Citizenship (Interactive) Global Citizenship Food Chain (Interactive) Food Chain Articles: Ants and Trees The Crab and Coral Reef Basic Economics: Interdependence Perfect Pairs It Takes Teamwork 1111 2222 3333 6666 5555 4444 Next Image Source: clipart.com by subscription I can do this on my own. Challenge Me!
Choose from one of the following organism pairs to study for Dr. Darwin. 1. Oxpecker and Rhino/Ox 2. Shark and Remora 3. Human and Human 4. Bees and Flowers 5. Your own (must be approved by Dr. Darwin) You need to answer the following tasks or questions: 1. Identify the two organisms. 2. Explain how their interdependent relationship works. 3. Is it a mutualistic (positive for both) or parasitic (positive for one and negative for the other). 4. How does their relationship effect other organisms? Use this document to the right to record your answers. 1111 2222 3333 6666 5555 4444 Next Image Source: Marlena Aumen Click the picture below.
A good ecologist shares their findings with the world. You now have the opportunity to share all the information you have learned ! Your final question that you must answer is: If one of these organisms was eliminated, how could it change the life of the other organism and the environment? Your choice: Newsletter: 1. Use your student activity sheet to help you write your newsletter. 2. Use this form to create your final copy that will be printedthis form with the monthly newsletter Create a video to share on your local morning announcement program. Scoring Tool: Look at the scoring tool to see what is expected for the project.scoring tool 1111 2222 3333 6666 5555 4444 Next Image Source: Voki
Write an email to the Governor of Maryland explaining your findings. You will want to include: 1. What you found out about your organisms interdependent relationship. 2. Explain what will happen if one of the organisms is eliminated. 3. Propose ideas about what the Governor can do to keep this from happening. Use these resources to help you write your letter. Brain Pop JR Sending a Letter (Video) * NOTE: Go to the BCPS Database page and click on BrainPOP Jr., then return to this slide and click on the video link above. Brain Pop JR Sending a Letter BCPS Database page How to Write a Letter (Interactive) How to Write a Letter Letter Generator (Final Draft) Letter Generator 1111 2222 3333 6666 5555 4444 Next Image Source: clipart.com by subscription
Grade Level and Content Area: Grade 2 Accelerated group Common Core State Standards Reading: 1. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. Writing: 7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. Standards for the 21 st Century Learner Standards for the 21 st Century Learner 1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g. textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning. 2.1.3 Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real- world situations, and further investigations. ISTE NETS - National Educational Technology Standards for Students 3. Research and Information Fluency: Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media. 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. c. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions Maryland State Curriculum: Life Sciences 3.F.1.a Investigate familiar and unfamiliar habitats describe how animals and plants found there maintain their lives and survive to reproduce. 3.F.1.c Explain that animals and plants sometimes cause changes in their environments. Time Frame: 2 – 50 minute lessons in the computer lab. Differentiation: Direct students to use comprehension tools such as: audio read-aloud, embedded dictionaries, and links to related articles, and videos. Learning Styles: Auditory, Visual, Reflective, Sequential, Field Independent, Global Notes to the teacher: Objective: Students will research two organisms that are interdependent in order to explain if they can be truly interdependent. If you have questions about implementing a slam dunk into your teaching, ask your Library Media Specialist for assistance. Students will be able to save their work onto the student drive. You may need to show students how to do this and create a folder for them as well. A gold star is higher reading level, some of the texts offer a read aloud for students - A silver star was given for the videos since they are easy to follow along with. You will need to review what an organism is prior to assigning this project. Last updated: July 2014 Created by Marlena Aumen Library Media Intern, Cohort XIII BCPS Slam Dunk Research Model, Copyright 2014, Baltimore County Public Schools, MD, all rights reserved. The models may be used for educational, non-profit school use only. All other uses, transmissions, and duplications are prohibited unless permission is granted expressly. This lesson is based on Jamie McKenzie’s Slam Dunk Lesson module.Marlena Aumen Jamie McKenzie’s Slam Dunk Lesson module 1111 2222 3333 6666 5555 4444