Both! Nemo protects the anemone and the anemone protect Nemo!
Here is Nemo in an anemone! are both animals benefitting?
Hmmm! What goes with the Flora?
Does Melly Ratel go with 3 or 4?
Oh! Mr. Pits goes with critter 4 because it eats fruits and Mr. Pits need someone to spread the seeds!
There are three types of symbiotic relationships: mutualistic, commensal, and parasitic.
Engage: the students and teacher are discussing where they depend on plants and animals and vice versa.
I got Mimosa!
Is number 4, Mr. Pits?
Ok, what did someone get for critter 1?
Explore: Students will use the teacher provided worksheet, "classified ads" to have students match the ads to the potential critter.
The bird one is mutualistic! The bird get food and the flower gets it pollen spread!
Explain: Teacher explains all terms and provides a lecture with slideshow.
I'm going to do an ad for dogs and fleas for parasitic!
I think I will do the rhino and tick bird for mutualism after doing some more research!
I will do the suckerfish and shark for commensal!
Explain: Teacher goes over the worksheet and asks students to try and think of other symbiotic relationships.
Elaborate: Students will use the "relationships" worksheet to figure out which symbiotic relationships are being represented in each section and then elaborate on one sections, thinking up more relationships for those animals.
Could the fish in section 4 also get leeches like the alligator?
Evaluate: Students are to make their own classified ad with at least 5 examples and represent each type of relationship at least once.