Energy Flow In Ecosystems
What needs to be covered:
- Cellular Respiration
- Ecological Niche
- Producers & Consumers
- Herbivores, Omnivores & Carnivores
- Food Chain
- Trophic Levels
- Food Webs
- Ecological Pyramids
What you’ll find difficult
Having your students understand that although plants undergo photosynthesis, they also perform cellular respiration to feed themselves.
Additionally, students struggle with the idea of food webs including how they differ from food chains as well as why they’re more useful.
How to keep your students’ engaged
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