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LA Conservation Corps Brings a Lesson of Ecosystems to Life with Sea Lab at McKibben

LA Conservation Corps taught McKibben 5th graders all about the ecosystem with interactive activities through a Sea Lab on Thursday, December 7th.

 

The Sea Lab featured three learning stations that lead students in 45 minute activities. First was the traveling tide pool where students were able to learn about organisms and their trophic levels. The students got a lesson from a Sea Lab instructor about why organisms are vital to the ecosystem and were able to touch sea stars, sea cucumbers, and sea urchins.

 

The second station was a Decomposer Game that lead students in a physical activity that demonstrated how the food chain works with produces and consumers. Lastly, the students participated in a Jeopardy Game that was a multimedia game about California’s water as a valuable resource.

 

McKibben 5th grade teacher, Carolyn Howard, shared how students are currently learning about the ecosystem and the Sea Lab is in direct correlation with the curriculum that they are learning in class.

 

Learn more about the sea lab here.