Aquatic Ecosystem Teacher Resources
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Does the Introduction of Pesticides and Fertilizers Alter an Aquatic Ecosystem?
Learners conduct an experiment using a small sample from a local water source. They introduce fertilizers and pesticides, separately, and carefully examine the results in their simulated aquatic ecosystem.
6th - 9th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Give your environmental or life science class a splash of aquatic ecosystems information using this presentation. The ten slides introduce viewers to aquatic ecosystems and three prominent microorganisms: hydras, rotifers, and crustaceans. Photos of microorganisms are included, but the rest of the slides simply consist of bullet point information.
6th - 11th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Aquatic Ecosystem Exploration
Students visit a local stream, pond, creek, or river and collect macroinvertebrates. They sort macroinvertebrates and identify each species using a dichotomous key. Students decide on trophic levels and construct a possible food web for their ecosystem.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 23 Downloads
Using Environmental Models to Determine the Effect of Acid Rain on an Ecosystem
Demonstrate to your middle school science learners how chalk breaks down in a weak acid. Discuss what affects acidic rain might have on ecosystems. Lab groups then choose one of two questions: "How does acid precipitation affect an aquatic ecosystem?
7th - 8th Science 20 Views 87 Downloads
Water Quality Testing Project Lessons 1-4
Tenth graders research two ways to test the water quality near their home. For this chemistry lesson, 10th graders determine the short and long term effect of different substances on aquatic ecosystems. They conduct tests and write a conclusion based on experimental results.
10th Science 11 Views 53 Downloads
What Is In The Water?
Students investigate the biotic and abiotic factors that are found in an aquatic ecosystem. The emphasis is upon the investigation of present an projections of future water quality. Then students visit a local body of water to gather data while making observations.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Probing an Aquatic Ecosystem
Students explore populations of ecosystems. In this middle school science/math lesson, students observe an aquatic ecosystem over a four to six week period, collecting data on temperature and pH values as well as qualitative observations. Students explore the effect of changes in pH and temperature on the ecosystems.
7th - 8th Math 5 Views 24 Downloads
The Effects of Agricultural Fertilizer Runoff Upon Aquatic Ecosystems
Students measure the toxic levels of runoff and discuss the effects it would have on the aquatic system. In this runoff lesson plan, students answer questions to how runoff would affect the animals in an aquatic system.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Organic Materials in an Aquatic Ecosystem
Learners evaluate the relationship between oxygen levels and the amount of organic matter in an aquatic ecosystem. They explain the relationship between oxygen levels, bacteria and the breakdown of organic matter using an indicator solution.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Trace pollutants through the environment in the seventh lesson of this series on the science of food. Looking at a picture of the plants and animals in an aquatic ecosystem, learners use dot stickers to represent harmful chemicals as they move from the producers through the different levels of consumers.
K - 5th Science 4 Views 4 Downloads
Young environmentalists examine the biogeochemical cycles: carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, and water. Explanatory notes and colorful diagrams are presented for each, followed by a blank diagram that is filled in click-by-click as a reinforcement.
9th - 12th Science 29 Views 113 Downloads
That's Predictable - Stream Side Science
Research the impact that changes in biotic or abiotic factors might have on an ecosystem. Debate for or against the changes and take action in the community. This resource ideally follows stream studies that young ecologists may have performed in previous sessions.
7th - 10th Science 5 Views 51 Downloads
Algae Part One: An Introduction
Young scholars have the opportunity to view two types of algae under 400x magnification with a compound microscope. They make observations and record their observations through drawings and words. In addition, they identify different qualities such as cell structure, movement and other qualities of different types of algae.
2nd - 4th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
What's in the Water? - Stream Side Science
Here is a complete activity in which young biologists or ecologists test the pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity and temperature of stream water. The class visits an actual stream and makes observations of the site. They use scientific equipment to measure properties of the water.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 24 Downloads