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Science - Biology
Standard 1 Objective 1
1 class periods of 70 minutes each
Students will understand strategies organisms use to balance energy intake with energy expenditure.
Brief Activity Description: This is a unit hook activity in which students will be introduced to the idea of using and obtaining energy in an ecosystem. They will also begin to understand that organisms expend different amounts of energy to obtain more energy.
Time Needed: 50 minutes with an optional 20-minute addition for class discussion
Notes to Teacher: This activity involves physical exertion. Be sensitive to students in your classroom with disabilities or clothing that might provide limitations. You might provide other options for these students or have them help with data recording.
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Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.