Here you will find our Fellow-developed lesson plans that relate to the three categories of protocols we’ve developed: biomass/biodiversity, landscape level, and soils. Each lesson plan takes one or more of those protocols, provides background for teachers and students, and relates the protocol to Michigan grade-level content standards.
Introducing the Plots
- Bioenergy: An Introduction – the what, how, and why of bioenergy
- What makes it all go? Can biofuels do the job?
- Fun with fermentation: How cellulose becomes ethanol
Plant Biodiversity Protocols
- Biodiversity: It’s all connected! – exploring biodiversity and organisms’ interactions with their environments
- How do we classify living things? Learning how to make dichotomous keys
Invertebrate Biodiversity Protocols
- Scientific Method Lesson Plan – What habitat around your school has the highest invertebrate biodiversity?
- Incredible Invertebrates! Intriguing lifestyles of the weird and spineless
- Dividends on Diversity
- Soil Texture – Sedimentation and bottle method
- Getting to the root of plant growth: How soil composition impacts the amount of water retained in soil for plants to use
- Soil Characterization for Elementary and Middle School Students
- Sticking to it: How nutrients are affected by soil texture
- Data Analysis Lesson Plan – What will you do with all these data?, Middle and High School level
- Exploring patterns and drawing conclusions from data – Elementary level, invertebrate data