Learn more about an iconic native species within the old growth redwood forests near Santa Cruz: the Pacific Banana Slug. These recyclers feed on fallen leaves, mushrooms, and even dead animals, and they play a pivotal role in replenishing the soil.
Lesson contains detailed procedures, review questions, exit ticket, "Who eats who" activity handout, and a energy flow/loss simulation,
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Flow of Energy.
Looks at the relationship between horseshoe crab spawning and Red Knots’ annual migration. Investigates how horseshoe crabs affect Red Knot survival, reasons for declines in horseshoe crabs and seasonal patterns of behavior.
Covers marine snow and energy flow throughout the oceans and how global wide changes affect the cycling of materials through the ocean.
Covers carnivorous sponges as a model for adaptation. Compares similar adaptations between carnivorous plants and carnivorous sponges. Looks at how sponge adaptability informs us about early life forms.
Covers invertebrates and how they act on a slower time scale than other animals. Seeks to get students to consider how other animals perceive the world and how this can inform studies of all animals.
Looks like balanced diets are important for all animals not just humans.
Are you comfortable with the unseen? If so, soils may just be your cup of tea!
This study guide introduces ecology and looks at how organisms interact with the environment. It also reviews ecosystems, food chains, food webs, and trophic levels.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Flow of Energy.