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Nature's Recyclers

from Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

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Students will learn the important role that scavengers and decomposers
play in our everyday lives. We’ll meet live animals, including a turkey
vulture up close, and discover just how decomposition works, and why
it’s essential for all living things.

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About This Program

Cost

Point to Point: $175.00
By Request: $175.00


Program cost includes shipping fee. International shipping may have additional fee. For international programs, if shipping is prohibitively expensive, we will send a digital kit in lieu of a physical kit.

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Please let us know if your classroom is meeting remotely or if any extra precautions are needed.

Reservations must be paid in full or guaranteed by a purchase order 30 days after the program. Checks, money orders, or credit cards are also accepted.

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Length

50 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

1

Maximum participants:

30


Primary Disciplines

Sciences


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
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Booking Information

This program is available year round.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made up to 72 hours prior to your scheduled program will be refunded (less a $25 administrative fee.) The $25 administrative fee is waived if you reschedule. If a cancellation is made less than 72 hours before the scheduled program, no refund will be issued. In the event of weather related school closings or power outages, programs will be rescheduled. If you choose not to reschedule your make-up distance learning program, payment will be refunded less a $25 administrative fee. In the case of program cancellation, the participating site is responsible for rescheduling and/or returning the provided kit materials.

About This Provider

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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Ann Arbor, MI
United States

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum provides an opportunity for people of all ages to discover and enjoy the wonder of science, math and technology in an interactive environment that promotes science literacy through experimentation, exploration, and education. Our distance learning programs are as interactive and hands-on as a visit to our museum! All programs include a kit of materials that includes everything students need to engage with our educators*


MISSION: Creating moments of discovery that inspire curiosity, exploration, and respect for STEM and the natural world. 

VISION: A world where curiosity today leads to more purposeful lives tomorrow.  

*Additional costs apply for international shipping

Contact:
Andrea Reynolds
distancelearning@aahom.org
7349955439

Program Details

Format

1. Welcome and Introductions

2. Decomposer, Detritivore, and Scavenger activity

3. Interaction with live animal observations

4. Questions and Conclusion

Objectives

-Understand how matter is recycled through the world’s ecosystems

-Identify at least 3 living things responsible for decomposition

-Understand the importance of detritivores and scavengers in a food web

Standards Alignment

National Standards

4-LS1-1: Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

5-PS3-1: Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.

5-LS1-1: Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.

5-LS2-1: Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.

MS-LS2-1: Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

MS-LS2-4: Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.

MS-LS2-2: Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.