Biomagnification Teacher Resources
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Biomagnification in the Great Lakes Ecosystems
Students describe the effects of biological magnification on ecosystems. This instructional activity focuses on biomagnification as it relates to the ecosystems of the Great Lakes region in the mid-western United States.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 24 Downloads
Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification
Ecology scholars consider the processes of bioaccumulation and biomagnification in the environment. As an example, DDT bioaccumulates in the fatty tissue of animals, resulting in reproductive failure and nervous system damage. DDE accumulates at in increasing amounts in animals higher on the food chain in the process called biomagnification.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 26 Downloads
Kildare, USA: An Environmental Health Simulation
Your biology class plays the role of epidemiologist when a mysterious illness breaks out in Kildare, USA. Using interviews with doctors, patients, and local citizens, maps, the results from different materials sampling, they work to discover the cause of the disease.
9th - 12th Health 3 Views 36 Downloads
Bio-magnification and Bald Eagles
Sixth graders explore the food chain by researching bald eagle diets. In this animal poisons lesson, 6th graders identify the chemicals that fish eat which are later consumed by bald eagles. Students utilize colored paper and coloring utensils to conduct an aquatic plant demonstration.
6th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Biomagnification and Bald Eagles
In an ecology simulation, middle schoolers draw dots, representing chemicals, on green strips of paper, representing aquatic plants. After you hide the strips around the room, they pretend to be fish and collect plants as food. The total chemical dots are tabulated and transferred to orange strips, representing fish.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
In this heat worksheet, students determine the heat gained or lost when matter changes phases. Students review the energy flow through ecosystems by comparing trophic levels and food webs. This worksheet has 10 fill in the blank, 5 short answer, and 2 problem solving questions.
7th - 12th Science 14 Views 96 Downloads
Something Fishy - Bioaccumulation of Mercury
Students explore the dangers of eating high levels of mercury and how small amounts of mercury in water accumulate in greater quantities in organisms higher in the food chain. They list the health of effects of high levels of mercury on humans.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 58 Downloads
How do pollutants bioaccumulate and biomagnify?
Students review the basic concepts of the food chain. In small groups, they research an organism and create a food web. In addition, they study biomagnifications and write a brief essay or make a poster informing others about the dangers of biomagnifications of pollutants.
6th - 12th Science 5 Views 31 Downloads
Food Web Design
In this food web design worksheet, students sketch and create an illustration of a food web of a chosen habitat area. Students label the types of feeders and use correctly oriented arrows to show the feeding relationships to show the flow of energy through the system.
7th - 8th Science 18 Views 259 Downloads
The Influence of Human Activity on the Environment
The first half of this thought-provoking presentation introduces viewers to some of the ways humans are impacting the environment: climate change, acid rain, and intensive farming. The second half suggests ways to minimize that impact. Photographs and real-life examples are included.
4th - 8th Science 9 Views 5 Downloads
Begin by discussing pressure and showing a video clip of James Cameron's record-setting deep-sea dive. Then assign lab groups to explore how depth affects pressure and to construct a manometer. There is another video to follow the hands-on activities and a model-making project to conclude.
8th - 12th Science 11 Views 18 Downloads
Six-legged Spies - Bugs, Bombs and Bioaccumulation
Can insects act as sentinels for our environment? Prior to viewing the video, review different roles that insects are known to play and discuss the concepts of bioaccumulation and biomagnification. Show the video about how insects gather information about their surroundings and how scientists can analyze their DNA to learn from it.
5 mins 8th - 12th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Getting Physical with Estuaries
Students investigate estuaries and the variations in physical factors from one estuary to another. In this estuaries lesson plan, students explore water depth, salinity, temperature, and dissolved oxygen in estuaries using an on line tutorial and make inferences about their relationships.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 49 Downloads
High schoolers examine two maps that illustrate the tendency for people in the United States to settle near the coasts. They research environmental impacts on coastal ecosystems and write reports on steps that are being taken to mitigate these impacts.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Eyes on the Estuaries
Students retrieve and interpret data on the distribution of selected estuarine animals at various stages in their life history. They compare the distribution of selected species in two or more estuaries and draw inferences about the ecology of the estuaries.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads