Demonstrate understanding of the interrelationships among soil, plants, animals, and humans
THEME: The Living Soil–The Living Plant: We are all Interconnected and Related
STRAND: Biodiversity and Interdependent Relationships
GRADE LEVEL: 3-5
Develop a model to describe the movement of matter and energy between compost, healthy soils, and optimal human health.
Experiment with companion planting and identify the benefits (e.g., maximizing space, providing habitats, increasing fertility, etc.).
Observe the activity of birds, mammals, and invertebrates in the garden. Create food web illustrations to show some of the relationships.
Research companion plants and how they function.
Identify the producers, consumers, and decomposers in your garden.
Play the web of life game: \* See Appendix:
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