Exploring Ecosystems Through Lichen (Grades 9-12)

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Grade levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

Content areas: Career & Technical, Math, Science

Topics: smsp, STEM, Biology, Ecosystems

Related Standards : NGSS.HS.LS.1.2, NGSS.HS.LS.2.7, NGSS.HS.LS.2.6, NGSS.HS.LS.2.2, CCSS.Math.Content.HSS-ID.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.HSS-ID.A.2, CCSS.Math.Content.HSS-ID.A.3, CCSS.Math.Content.HSN-Q.A.3

Type of resource: Lesson/Unit Plan

In this unit of study students will use a Scanning Electron Microscope to observe and classify lichen. Students will design a field-based investigation to determine the relationship between an abiotic factor and lichen. This unit integrates nine STEM attributes and was developed as part of the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership's Teacher Leadership Team. Any instructional materials are included within this unit of study. Conditions of Use: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0. Copyright Holder: Emily Parent