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        Energy Flow in the Garden Ecosystem | Project Learning Garden

        Students will learn about the flow of energy and matter in a garden ecosystem by playing the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in a simulation activity; observing components of the soil food web in the garden; forensically dissecting an owl pellet to re-create a food web and an ecological pyramid from which energy flow can be calculated; and restoring balance to a garden ecosystem by removing non-native species or introducing beneficial predators to control pests. These concepts are explained with this learning resource from Captain Planet's Learning Gardens Program. 

        For more information see Project Learning Garden and the Captain Planet Foundation's Learning Garden Lessons


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