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: 6-8
Know the role insects play as pollinators for food crops.
Recognize the interrelationship between insects, plants and other factors in the garden.
Appraise the impacts of pesticide, herbicide, and commercial fertilizer use.
Practice Integrated Pest Management to maintain maximum biodiversity in the garden ecosystem.
Use techniques such as companion planting, and planting for beneficial insects to increase the biodiversity of the garden.
Recognize plant stages and link to diversity of living organisms in the garden.
Identify trophic levels within the garden ecosystem. — (sun/soil/water/air – producers(plant) – primary consumers (herbivore) – secondary consumers/ tertiary consumer (omnivore/carnivore)
Play Web of Life game.