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Grade 6-8
24m

Relationships in Our Environment: Competition

by Payton M. | Science POPULAR

5 Lessons 24:44
  1. 1. Intro 4:18
  2. 2. Ecology 5:25
  3. 3. Intraspecific Competition 3:38
  4. 4. Interspecific ompetition 3:48
  5. 5. Myspecies project, part 1 7:35

Grade 6-8

24m

POPULAR

Course


About the course

What happens when organisms are forced to compete for the same vital resources? Just like competition between humans, nature interacts through interspecific and intraspecific competition. Create faux-social network profiles to examine and classify natural competitive interactions.

It's a competitive place out there! Follow Payton in determining the relationships of predators and prey, and everything in between.

Project

Myspecies Social Network

Course overview

1

Intro

Students will be introduced to competition with human examples.

2

Ecology

Students will learn the definition of the word ecology and will come up with examples of limited resources

3

Intraspecific Competition

Students will learn examples of competition within a given species.

4

Interspecific ompetition

Through examples of competition between different species, students will learn about character the possible consequences of the competitive

5

Myspecies project, part 1

We'll represent competitive relationships using the extended metaphor of a social network between animals on the African savanna

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Quiz

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Tags:

  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Interspecific Competition
  • Intraspecific Competition
  • Resources

Recommended Materials

  • Blue construction paper
  • White printer paper
  • Small photograph of a cheetah (printed)
  • Small photograph of a lion (printed or drawn)
  • 2x Landscape photograph of the African savanna (printed or drawn)
  • Glue stick
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors

Instructor

Payton is a composer and orchestrator who recently graduated with High Honors in music from Wesleyan University. His passion for environmental advocacy, education, and activism is spurred by a love of nature and burning hate for climate change denialism.

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