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Decomposers | Activity 6.3a

Activity 6.3a: Comparing Decomposers, Plants, and Animals (50 min)

Students synthesize their learning to compare decomposers, plants, and animals.

Note: There are two options for this activity, 6.3a and 6.3b. In 6.3a, students will compare decomposers, plants, and animals to determine if decomposers are more like plants or animals. In 6.3b, students will develop a summary explanation for decomposers. We recommend teaching one of the two options based on what units you have previously taught and the type of review that would be most useful for your students.

Resources Provided

Setup

Prepare one copy of 6.3a Comparing Decomposers, Plants, and Animals Worksheet for each student. Prepare a computer and a projector to display the PPT.

Directions

1. Use the instructional model to show students where they are in the course of the unit.

Assessment

Use the 6.3a Grading the Comparing Decomposers, Plants, and Animals Worksheet to grade students' work.