Investigating The Factors And Biotic Factors Of An Ecosystem Interact And Help Each Other

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1. Inquiry, inquiry based learning, is when simple observations turn into a curious question like “Why does it do that?” “Why does it change colors?” “What makes it move?”. Then that simple observation will catalyze an experiment, causing the individual to make a discovery proving that their idea is right or wrong. They will learn through trial and error, they will be able to grasp why something is the way it is or why that happens.
2. An example of a guided inquiry project I could facilitate with 5th grade students would be “How do abiotic and biotic factors in an ecosystem interact and help each other?” This would be excellent in stimulating their minds because they would have to take into question of how non-living things and living things coexist in the same environment.
3. Well first I would have to define biotic and abiotic to the students first and then have them make a list of how many biotic and abiotic they can think of in a span of 10 minutes. Then the students would be paired off into groups and will discuss things like how does precipitation help the animals in the environment. I will provide some questions, vague, and that will hopefully get their juices flowing in their heads. Then perhaps go on to introducing climate and introduce biomes and have the students place abiotic and biotic factors that would fit best in those biomes.
Big Ideas
1. A big life science idea is a big idea that is created from teachers by converging a simple idea, and tying other ideas…

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