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Help Wanted! Ecosystem Engineers

To better comprehend ways in which organisms impact ecosystems, students will research ecosystem engineers that are found within various habitats in the Oak Openings Region. Students will become familiar with the effects these organisms have on the Oak Openings and how these organisms impact other living things.

Ohio’s New Learning Standards Science
Organisms perform a variety of roles in an ecosystem.
Ohio’s New Learning Standards ELA-
Speaking and Listening Skills
Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of knowledge gained from speaker.
Speaking and Listening Skills
Report on a topic or text or present an opinion.
Writing Skills
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Oak Openings Primer

Help Wanted! Ecosystem Engineers – Script Word doc

Engineering Organisms List– Word doc

Help Wanted! Advertisement Example– Word doc

Engineering Organisms Research Questions– Word Doc

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