Monday, May 1, 2017

5th Graders offer solutions to Ecosystems problems

As the culminating activity to their unit of the world's ecosystems,
Content (Science)
5.L.2 Understand the interdependence of plants and animals with their ecosystem.

  • 5.L.2.1 Compare the characteristics of several common ecosystems, including estuaries and salt marshes, oceans, lakes and ponds, forests, and grasslands.
  • 5.L.2.2 Classify the organisms within an ecosystem according to the function they serve: producers, consumers, or decomposers (biotic factors)
  • 5.L.2.3 Infer the effects that may result from the interconnected relationship of plants and animals to their ecosystem,

and, incorporating Reading, Writing, Language, Technology, Speaking and Listening curriculum goals as well, Ms. Gay's students took on a challenge to find a way they could positively impact their assigned ecosystem. While some students made advocacy videos, others created 3D models of products that could greatly improve their ecosystem

Below, you may click on each of the links to give you access to the students' videos, reports and documentation they created as a portion of their demonstration of knowledge.

Ocean Project


Ganges River Project

                                                      Grant Request link

Save the Savanna Project

   Promotional video

Rain Forest Project
                                         Rain Forest  

Boreal Forest Biome Project

Wetlands Project