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Ecological Interactions Stand Alone Presentation

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Material Type: Assignment
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: July 29, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 17, 2011
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Submitter : Margaret Milligan


A stand alone presentation where students can review producers/consumers/decomposers before learning about food chains and ultimately building a food web.

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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Presentation done in PowerPoint as a .ppsx
Language: English
Cost Involved: no Source Code Available: unsure
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Avatar for Tai Kimmerly
2 years ago

Tai Kimmerly (Student)


I loved going through this StAIR! It was a fun way to learn about food webs. Ernie was a great way for kids to identify with something. Have you thought about having a voiceover for the questions? It might help students who have trouble reading. The video didn't work, but neither did mine. I noticed the note that said it had to be on the computer in order to view it. Maybe that is why mine didn't work! I clicked on the link that said to click here if you didn't have the video, but it just took me to the next slide. I like that you put in back and home buttons in case students accidentally advance ahead. I did that once, but didn't think to include it in my own StAIR. There were a couple of grammar things you might want to fix. The definition for "producer," and the first sentence on slide 23. I am not trying to pick it apart, I would just want someone to tell me, too! The food webs site is great. If I taught science, I would use it. Your hints are great. They are tailored to the answer that the student gave and not just a back button. The transitions are great. It is a great way for students to focus on only what is needed. When they need the next definition, they click on the word. It keeps them from getting overwhelmed by seeing an entire slide full of text. The falling star was also a great addition!

Great job!

Time spent reviewing site: 25

Avatar for Sarah Lewis
2 years ago

Sarah Lewis (Teacher (K-12))

This is a great project for teaching students about producers, consumers, and decomposers, and how food chains work. I love the Ernie character that provides steps and directions to the students. The link to the site where students can practice making a food chain and actually print it out is a great addition to this lesson. The only thing I would add to this presentation would be some sound effects just to make it a little more interesting.

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Is the video available somewhere on the web that it could be linked to for those who do not have the video on their computer?

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes

Avatar for Melissa White
2 years ago

Melissa White (Faculty)

This is well done! This is a great addition to our new collection in MERLOT.

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