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# Ecosystems

### Concepts Covered:

Number sense, concepts, operations, data analysis and probability

LA.B.2.2
MA.A.1.2
MA.A.4.2
MA.E.1.2
MA.E.1.2
SC.G.1.2
SC.H.1.2

### Materials:

• Wireless computer
• Ecosystem Template
• Sticks (rulers work) and string

### Student Arrangement:

Students work in pairs

### Procedure:

1. Create one-foot by one-foot plots of land in three different ecosystems (one for each day of the project).
2. Partner students and have them follow the directions on the worksheet.
3. While the data is being collected and placed into the chart, a graph will generate..
4. After the three days of data collection, write a paragraph about each ecosystem using the observations and data. Also write a paragraph comparing the three ecosystems.

### Extension:

• Scan a living and non-living item from their plot to share with their presentation

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