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Grade 6-8
17m

Relationships in Our Environment: Predation

by Payton M. | Science POPULAR

5 Lessons 17:44
  1. 1. Intro 2:40
  2. 2. True predation 2:34
  3. 3. Grazing 2:10
  4. 4. Parasitism 2:32
  5. 5. Myspecies project, part 2 7:48

Grade 6-8

17m

POPULAR

Course


About the course

Take a close look at the most violent relationship between two species in an ecosystem: predatory relationships. Classify the three subcategories of predation: true predation, grazing, and parasitism, identifying useful examples for each category.

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, part 2

Course overview

1

Intro

Students will recall that organisms need energy to survive, and will be introduced to the three kinds of predation.

2

True predation

Students will look at some classic examples of true predation

3

Grazing

Students will look at examples of grazing, and learn about the concept of a keystone species

4

Parasitism

Students will be introduced to a cursory discussion of parasitic relationships

5

Myspecies project, part 2

Students will add new pages to myspecies, including a gazelle and a wildebeest, and continue to taxonomize animal relationships.

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Quiz

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Tags:

  • Ecosystem
  • Grazing
  • Parasitism
  • Predatory Relationships
  • True Predator

Recommended Materials

  • Blue construction paper
  • White printer paper
  • Small photograph of a Gazelle (printed)
  • Small photograph of a Wildebeest(printed)
  • Small photograph of grass (printed)
  • 3x Landscape photograph of the African savanna (printed)
  • 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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