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Classifying Decomposing Logs and Their Organisms

Record Type: Learning Activity

Authors: Michele Damiano, Lisbeth Uribe

Description: Classifying decomposing logs is an excellent way to encourage students both young and old to take a closer look at the forest floor. Prior to conducting the field study, it is helpful to show the presentation to students and provide them with sample logs for measurement and classification. In addition, studying color images of the living organisms that are found on, under and next to decomposing logs helps students with working independently while in the field. Resources provided in the ZIP file: presentations, worksheets (two for classifying decomposing logs and one for surveying organisms), link to video clip of scientist in the field.

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Format: pdf, ppt

Keyword: Black Rock Forest, Education, Forest Ecology