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Grade 6-8

Ecosystem Dynamics: Flow of Energy

by Max S. | Science

Learning Standards: MS.LS2.2 MS.LS2.2;
3 Lessons 12:37
  1. 1. Producers, Consumers, Decomposers 4:47
  2. 2. Food Chains and Food Webs 3:43
  3. 3. The DDT Mystery 4:07

Grade 6-8


NGSS Standards

About the course

"Who eats what out in the wild? Learn how organisms source their energy, why everybody needs food to function, and how to model energy flow through an entire ecosystem! Discover the chains and webs that build up our environments.

Break down the key elements of an ecosystem and look deeper into how these features interact and evolve over time."


DDT Mystery

Course overview


Producers, Consumers, Decomposers

Students will learn how to categorize organisms into producers and consumers and understand the importance of decomposers


Food Chains and Food Webs

Students will use food chains and webs to visualize the flow of energy


The DDT Mystery

Students will use the food chain to understand how DDT affected the bald eagle population

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  • Ecosystem
  • energy flows
  • food chain
  • food web
  • model energy glow


Max is a physics enthusiast and rising senior at Rutgers University. Academically, he is most intrigued by the intuitive and approachable nature of forces and mechanics. Outside of physics, Max likes to stay active and follow sports.

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