Instructor’s Name: Kristin Simonson

This cycle focuses on understanding the connections between organisms and their environments, connections between our Earth and the universe, and developing connections with each other in the classroom.

Theme: Connections

Geared toward ages: middle school

    Kick off: Construct our “web of life” to symbolize and recognize the connections that surround us.
    Seminar Title: Origins of Species excerpt

Discussion Topics: Struggle and competition, survival, and connections

Group Initiative: Bat and Moth, and Where’s my Baby?

Project: Characteristics of Living Things

Outside Opportunity: Visit the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary

    Author’s note: The connections cycle pairs with an ecology unit and cells.