The unit plan covers 4th grade science and focuses on organisms and environments. The unit is based around the essential question, "How could introducing a new organism into an ecosystem impact other organisms that live within?" In order to answer the essential question, scaffolding questions are supplemented and include questions like:
What type of role does the sun play in an ecosystem?
What is a producer and consumer, and what do they need to survive?
What is a food web, and how is energy distributed through all living organisms?
How could the absence of an organism affect the food web?
The unit plan can be found below: