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Grade 6-8
18m

Relationships in Our Environment: Symbiosis

by Payton M. | Science POPULAR

5 Lessons 18:13
  1. 1. Intro 3:44
  2. 2. Mutualistic 2:21
  3. 3. Commensal 1:55
  4. 4. Parasitism 2:44
  5. 5. Myspecies, Part 3 7:29

Grade 6-8

18m

POPULAR

Course


About the course

Analyze the closest relationships that two organisms can share within an ecosystem: symbiotic relationships. Delineate between the three kinds of symbiotic relationships, exploring which are beneficial to the organisms involved and which are detrimental.

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 3

Course overview

1

Intro

An introduction to symbiotic relationships, including their three subcategories.

2

Mutualistic

Students will learn examples of mutualistic symbiosis

3

Commensal

Students will learn examples of commensal symbiosis

4

Parasitism

Students will learn more examples of parasitic symbiosis

5

Myspecies, Part 3

Students will add symbiotic relationships to their myspecies pages, and add new pages for vultures and hyenas.

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Quiz

Assess your learning with a quiz.

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Tags:

  • Commensal
  • Ecosystem
  • Mutualistic
  • Parasitism
  • Symbiotic Relationships

Recommended Materials

  • Blue construction paper
  • White printer paper
  • Small photograph of a hyena (printed)
  • Small photograph of a vulture (printed)
  • Small photograph of a tick (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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