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
Tilman's Ecosystem Survival Kit
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
Ecology: Reading and Discussion
In this ecology learning exercise, students learn about ecology and ecologists. They then use the information they learned to answer the 9 questions on the learning exercise. The answers are on the last page.
To Fish or Not to Fish?
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Learners construct a model of a biome. In this ecology lesson, students use a shoebox, magazine pictures, paper, and string to create a model biome. Learners 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.
Learners 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 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 activity.
The Gulf of Maine
Learners examine the effect of limiting factors, especially when it comes to human beings. They examine data from the Gulf of Maine area.
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.
Investigative Case - "Rio Grande Wildlife Refuge"
Students 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.
Analyzing Intertidal and Deep Sea Vent Communities
Students study how scientists measure diversity. In this diversity instructional activity students look at marine communities and look at data to calculate diversity in 3 different ways.
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. 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 worksheet, learners identify the different levels of organization that ecologists study. Students complete charts, sentences, and answer short answer questions.
Jurassic Park Debate
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.