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Ecosystems | Activity 2.4

Activity 2.4: Organic Carbon Pools in Other in Ecosystems (40 min)

Students consider different ecosystems that have different amounts of organic carbon to begin to think about carrying capacity.

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Prepare a computer and projector to display the PPT. Print 1 copy of Big Idea Probe: Wolves and Deer for each student (optional).


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


During this activity, check to see if students can identify the differences in organic carbon in the ecosystems and understand the idea of carrying capacity.