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.
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.