5E Instructional Model Plan:

Ecosystem Disruption & Recovery 5E Instructional Model Plan

Plan for teaching ecosystem disruption and recovery using the 5E Instructional Model as a framework

5 - 7 days

Ecosystems can return to dynamic equilibrium after a natural or human-caused disruption. After a disruption, ecosystems proceed through a process that may return them to their initial state or to a new equilibrium based on the complexity of the ecosystem and the nature of the disturbance. In this sequence, students explore different examples of disturbances and how ecosystems recover and change from these events.