How Do Dead Things Disapear Over Time?

Unit Goals

By the end of this unit students will know and understand:

Unit Outline

G5 Roadkill Storyline Skeleton v1.4.pdf
Environments - Unit Overview.pdf

Unit Storyline and Assessments

Unit Storyline and Lessons

G5 Ecosystems Storyline v1.4

Unit Power Point

Copy of 5.Cycles: Slide Deck Updated October 22

Unit Assessments for part 1 and 2

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Assessment Calendar for when assessments are administered.

Science Discussion Cards for Science and Enginering Practices and Cross Cutting Concepts - Bozeman Science

Cross Cutting Concepts.pdf


Teacher Background Information

Teacher Background Knowledge                          NGSS Storylines Handbook and Video

This unit starts with students observing what happens to the body of a dead animal over two weeks. This leads students to start wondering about what happens to the bodies of other things that were once alive, after they die and fall to the ground.  This motivates a series of questions related to why the bodies of dead things seem to disappear over time and ideas for ideas for investigations to pursue to help answer those questions.

Here is a link that let you take a sneak peek at one class's journey through the start of storyline (from the second round of piloting - the Beta pilot). 

Materials Lists and Information

Unit Materials List

G5 Roadkill Supply List and Estimated Budget v1.4

Family Letter for Recycled Items

Family Materials Letter

Visuals for Collection Boxes

Recycle Items Signs