Aquatic Ecosystem Teacher Resources
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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 22 Views 89 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
Does the Introduction of Pesticides and Fertilizers Alter an Aquatic Ecosystem?
Students 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
Aquatic Ecosystem Exploration
Pupils 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 6 Views 25 Downloads
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 5 Views 6 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 36 Views 121 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 54 Downloads
Study Jams! Aquatic Ecosystems
Mia's friends are fish-sitting while she is away on vacation. Zoe divulges to Sam that different animals need different habitats, and that there are both freshwater and saltwater ecosystems. Examples of the kinds of organisms found in each are mentioned, and the three ocean zones are also explained.
5th - 9th Science 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
Students observe the effects of eutrophication and determine why it is harmful to aquatic ecosystems. They create mason jar ecosystems to observe the growth of algae in pond water. In addition, they observe the effect of introducing various variables into their ecosystems.
6th - 12th Science 9 Views 29 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
Photosynthesis and Respiration
Students comprehend the relationship between plants and animals in an aquatic ecosystem. They predict the effects of low dissolved oxygen on the organisms. Students create microcosms with plants, animals, or both. They determine which microcosm is more successful.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 24 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
Monster Plants Storia Teaching Guide
Who wouldn't want to read a book about monster plants? Get those kids into informational texts with an engaging topic, like meat eating plants! You'll use the teaching guide to provide structured practice as your class reads to comprehend. They'll make predictions, preview vocabulary, define cause and effect, and engage in small and full group discussions.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 137 Views 432 Downloads CCSS: Designed