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Reading Strategies: Comparing Pyramids

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 15 minutes.

Group Size:


Using their textbook, students will compare 3 types of ecological pyramids.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Science - Biology
Standard 1 Objective 1

Summarize how energy flows through an ecosystem.



Student Prior Knowledge:
Students should understand that food energy can be displayed and summarized on an energy pyramid.

Instructional Procedures:

  1. Students should create a Venn diagram for the energy pyramid, biomass pyramid, and pyramid of numbers.
  2. They should come up with at least 3 things in each quadrant.

Assessment Plan:
Scoring Guide:

All quadrants full-12 points

Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.

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Created Date :
Nov 12 2014 08:50 AM