Ecology Teacher Resources
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I Want It! I Need It!
Discuss wants and needs with your elementary ecologists and get them to consider what would happen to our natural resources if we all got everything that we want. Learners play a card sorting game and take an ecological footprint quiz on the Internet.
3rd - 6th Science 25 Views 29 Downloads
What is an Ecological Footprint?
Introduce youngsters to the term ecological footprint. Learners identify ways in which humans affect the environment. They look at the problems associated with the use of natural resources, and focus on ways to preserve natural environments and non-renewable energy sources.
4th - 8th Science 60 Views 179 Downloads
Have and Have-Not
Is there a correlation between a country's wealth and the extent of its ecological footprint? What exactly constitutes an ecological footprint, and how does one country stack up against the rest? This is a unique lesson to incorporate into Earth Day activities or an environmental science class.
7th - 9th Math 22 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Ecology Integration Using IMovie
Amazing! Any 5th grader would be more than willing to participate in this project. Students are broken into groups, each group reads one book from a list of five. They use their book as the basis for choosing an animal and environment to conduct Internet research on.
5th Science 10 Views 16 Downloads
Keystone Species and Ecological Release
Keystone species of organisms define biological communities. Meet the American alligator as an example. Emerging ecologists also learn what happens is a keystone species is removed from an ecosystem: ecological release. Examples of this process include the sea urchin explosion that occurred when sea otter populations declined and a jack rabbit bombardment when ranchers killed off too many coyotes.
9th - 12th Science 18 Views 49 Downloads
"Ecological Services" is a unique look at how natural ecosystems provide resources and supportive processes to sustain human life. It examines the value of food production, gases and water recycling, climate moderation, genetic records, pharmaceuticals, and even recreation.
9th - Higher Ed Science 10 Views 34 Downloads
Ecological Cycles Part 1
Knowing about the hydrologic cycle is the first step to understanding the carbon cycle. Upper graders discuss the earth's water content, polar ice caps, and the concept of the ecological cycle as it applies to carbon, nitrogen, and other ecological materials.
6th - 12th Science 33 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Eighth graders discover their own ecological footprint and create a plan for reducing this figure. They extend this to the school and community to see how they are doing on this scale. They discuss the concept of the ecological footprint and why it is an important benchmark.
8th Science 14 Views 107 Downloads
How Big is Your Footprint?
Learners explore the impact of their lifestyle choices on the environment. In this ecology lesson, students use the web site provided to calculate their ecological footprint. This data is used to construct a class graph and determine the mean number of acres needed to sustain the Earth's population.
9th - 12th Math 14 Views 68 Downloads
Energy Flow in Ecosystems
This smart slide show outlines energy flow in ecosystems. It addresses the sun as the primary source of all energy, flows into explanations of photosynthesis and respiration, and explores trophic feeding levels and productivity. Appropriate for middle or high school ecology classes, it can be followed with photosynthesis or cellular respiration laboratory exercises.
7th - 12th Science 89 Views 300 Downloads
Ecological Footprint--How Does The Way We Live Affect Earth?
Learners demonstrate an awareness of the global implications of decisions that individuals and families make about their needs and wants. They identify environmental and health issues related to the production and consumption of food. Applying critical thinking skills in this instructional activity are strongly encouraged.
6th - 12th Science 5 Views 14 Downloads
Ecology & Conservation
How much trash does an average family produce in 24 hours? Where does that trash end up? Get your youngsters thinking about ecology and conservation as they discuss the impact pollution has on the marine environment. After a deep discussion, children are prompted to participate in a school-wide cleanup project.
K - 3rd Science 4 Views 1 Download
Students explore, experience and experiment identifying the human impact on the environment of vegetative differences within the same biome. They assess what causes deserts, rain forests, savannahs, tundras and saguaros and how these changes effect a plant and animals survival.
8th - 10th Science 5 Views 28 Downloads
Raven Chapter 54 Guided Notes: Community Ecology
Providing a sweeping overview of population and community interactions, this ecology learning exercise gets learners thinking. They differentiate between habitat and niche, describe and give exemplars of various animal and plant defenses, explain illustrations of ecological concepts, and more.
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 74 Downloads
African Ecology and Art
Explore Samburu culture as students examine art work by many artists and compare and contrast their styles. They view Kenyan images and find Kenya on the map. Students identify conflict in the animal world and draw animals and record in journals what they have learned.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 54 Downloads
Chart ecological community interactions and answer questions about niche, defenses, trophic structure, and succession. This community ecology worksheet provides a general overview of the interactions that occur among organisms that share a habitat.
9th - Higher Ed Science 26 Views 144 Downloads