Review for:Food Chain

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posted: on June 17, 2007 at 12:03PM

My rating of this resource: ****

My experience using this resource:

Topic I was teaching:
Energy distribution within an ecosystem

My learning goal for which this resource was used:
Investigating the relationship among producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers, and tertiary consumers within a food chain.

Course Level:
Intro or Regular

How I/my students used the resource:
I set up a word document with instructions and guided questions. Students followed the instructions and completed this virtual lab. It is a very effective learning tool.

Value Added:
Provides visualization or animation, Increases modeling skills, Provides access to data sets, Increases data collection & analysis skills, Provides a virtual lab, Provides practice or tutorial, Provides additional content, Provides assessment opportunity, Increases student engagement and motivation

The content of this lab matches the state standard. It addresses key terms and assist students in visualizing & understanding key concepts. This virtual lab is user friendly and it is accompanied by simple and easy to read instructions. Once the teacher has set up students' accounts the first time they use the site, classroom management is minimal for the students are engaged and remain engaged for the duration of the lab. This activity is a very effective learning tool.


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