Ecologist Teacher Resources

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This lesson is designed after research done on the ecology of soil lichen in the Tucson Basin area during the summers of 1997 and 1998. Its purpose is to guide students into adopting the problem solving thinking of ecologists. The lesson encompasses all t
Students explore the relationship between species and how species survive and coexist in their specific environments. They read and discuss pertinent facts from the Times article 'Scientist at Work: Ecologists Measures Nature's Mosaic, One Plot at a T
In this ecology worksheet, students learn about ecology and ecologists. They then use the information they learned to answer the 9 questions on the worksheet. The answers are on the last page.
Have you been wondering how to use that natural trail at or near your school? This activity gets kids outside with a purpose: learn about ecological succession through field observations and collecting seed and soil samples. The resource references a few other documents to which there are no links, but the activities included herein are still easy to follow and adapt as needed for your eager ecologists.
Students construct a model of a biome. In this ecology lesson, students use a shoebox, magazine pictures, paper, and string to create a model biome. Students glue the photos inside the shoe box and draw other objects, such as plants, that would be found in the biome. A follow-up ecology activity includes making a bird feeder from a pine cone.
Students demonstrate the decision-making process for marine reserves designations. In this role-playing instructional activity students analyze maps and data relating to a proposed reserve. They formulate the best decisions based on overall issues.
Students research the theory that everything is connected to everything else. Students explore the concept of how do we put normative values on our nonhuman environment. Students investigate an ecologist and write an informational paragraph.
The relationships within and between ecosystems can be explored. after examining an area for living and non-living things students complete the same examination in the forest ecosystem. Students identify abiotic and biotic elements in an environment and compare the data.  This esson was created for teaching in a French immersion classroom and so there are multiple printables that could be used for foreign language practice of this topic.
High schoolers collect species data from a mock intertidal community. In this biology lesson, students graph their data and analyze the species in it. They construct a species accumulation curve and present it to class.
In this ecology instructional activity, students read information about ecology and the nine ecology subdivisions and answer comprehension questions. Students answer ten questions in this matching and fill in the blank instructional activity.
Students examine the effect of limiting factors, especially when it comes to human beings. They examine data from the Gulf of Maine area.
Fifth graders identify the species of plants and animals found in an environment. They compare these findings to plant and animal species found in an unlike environment. Students acquire and compare soil samples from the two sites chosen.
Young scholars study wildlife management as it relates to ecological principles and whole systems. They role play professional ecologists working for the fish and wildlife service to develop a plan to manage a new wildlife refuge along the Rio Grande River.
Junior ecologists relate how food chains and food webs route matter and energy through an ecosystem. They trace feeding levels of a food chain or food web through a pyramid of energy. As a reinforcement activity, learners construct three energy pyramids using some of their mathematical skills to construct them correctly.
Students study how scientists measure diversity.  In this diversity lesson students look at marine communities and look at data to calculate diversity in 3 different ways.
Using this thoroughly-written plan, you can have your junior ecologists exploring local biodiversity. They take a journal outdoors to tally the species that they see. An article is included along with comprehension questions. The author also includes links to other resources and extension ideas. You will want to save this comprehensive lesson for use with your science class.
Students examine the relationships between plants, animals, and the environment in ecosystems. They sort animal cards, collect natural materials from the schoolyard, and record an ecosystem web in the form of a poster.
In this biosphere activity, students identify the different levels of organization that ecologists study. Students complete charts, sentences, and answer short answer questions.
Students research behavior, phsyiology, and ecology of dinoaurs. Students role-play as scientific specialists such as geneticists and ecologists. They present their research findings in a research paper.
Students explore ecosystem enigmas. Pretending to be an ecologists, students solve ecosystem enigmas. They discuss human inventions and how they affect the ecosystem. Students participate in an activity to describe the relationship between predator and prey.