Ecologist Teacher Resources
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Ecology of The Sonoran Desert Soil Crusts: Biology, Geology
This lesson plan 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 plan encompasses all t
6th - 11th Science 6 Views 21 Downloads
Plants and Ecosystems
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.
2nd - 4th Science 34 Views 287 Downloads
Teaching Kids about the Environment
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.
5th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Investigative Case - "Rio Grande Wildlife Refuge"
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.
11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Science 57 Views 169 Downloads
Tallying Local Species to Learn About Diversity
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.
4th - 5th Science 9 Views 24 Downloads
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.
1st - 4th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
In Search of a Land Ethic
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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Study Jams! Food Webs
Rhinozilla is back to take your lesson on trophic levels a step higher! After showing the video on food chains (available through the See All Related Jams button), add to it by showing this one. It deals with omnivores and food webs.
4th - 8th Science 6 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Ocean Acidiﬁcation: Whats and Hows
Open this lesson plan by demonstrating the production of acidic carbon dioxide gas by activated yeast. Emerging ecologists then experiment with seashells to discover the effect of ocean acidification on shelled marine organisms. They measure changes in size and compare the relative strengths of shells after exposure to liquids of varying pH.
9th - 12th Science 13 Views 10 Downloads
You and Your Microbes
Humans are like planets, hosting a plethora of microbial communities. This concept is explored with vivid narration and animation, bringing to light the benefits of the huge variety of microbes that live in and on our bodies. What a fun addition to your microbiology or interdependence units!
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 7 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
6th - 9th Science 3 Views 17 Downloads
Succession: Patterns in the Field and in Seeds
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.
8th - 10th Science 8 Views 11 Downloads
Tilman's Ecosystem Survival Kit
Young scholars 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
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Study Jams! Biomes
Do you know the difference between a biome and an ecosystem? Teach elementary ecologists exactly what a biome is with this captivating cartoon! Six biomes are introduced by Sam (a Harry-Potter-looking character): taiga, tundra, deciduous forest, desert, tropical rainforest, and grassland.
4th - 8th Science 11 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Importance of Sharks: You Do The Math!
Elementary ecologists examine trophic relationships using a coral reef food pyramid as an example. They play a game applying math skills that ultimately demonstrate the important role of the ever-scary top predator, the shark. This is a instructional activity with cross-curricular applications in science, math, and geography.
3rd - 6th Science 102 Views 123 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable