Ecology Teacher Resources
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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 36 Views 39 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Seeing Red: Daphnia And Hemoglobin
Learners observe physical features of Daphnia and explain how characteristics allow them to survive, investigate Daphnia's ecological interactions, and observe how Daphnia turn red under low oxygen conditions through increased production of hemoglobin.
6th - 8th Science 5 Views 20 Downloads
Forest Food Chains and Webs
Learners explore forest ecological systems. In this ecology lesson, students classify forest plants and animals according to their ecological roles. Learners play a related vocabulary guessing game. Students choose a card on which a forest component is written, and construct an ecological web by passing a ball of string to illustrate the relationships between producers and consumers.
1st - 2nd Science 5 Views 72 Downloads
Students explore the different interspecies relationships namely mutualistic, commensal and parasitic. In this ecology instructional activity, students investigate an ecosystem disrupted by humans. They formulate an action plan to save it and present their proposed solutions in class.
9th - 12th Science 38 Views 154 Downloads
Eighth graders identify and name birds in their school yard by comparing and contrasting pictures of 12 common birds in the Phoenix metro area using the Ecology Explorers Protocol. They formulate questions based on observations that lead to the development of a hypothesis.
8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Big Feet/ Sharing Our Knowledge
Students investigate the concept of ownership of the community and being part of it. They conduct research about global ecology in order to make a presentation. The communication must be clear and brief to give information. The instructional activity has a correlation to social character studies also.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Chapter 24 Worksheet & Reading Guide
Written as a reading guide for a particular textbook, this can be used for any ecology course. Just change the title, and you can use the short-answer questions to query learners on population dynamics, carrying capacity, and ecological footprint.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 61 Downloads
Lion King Movie Project: Part 1
Is The Lion King a good representation of ecology? Use this informative activity in your science class to guide a discussion about abiotic and biotic factors from the Disney film. As they watch, young ecologists answer short answer questions about the movie as they relate to ecology.
2nd - 4th Science 27 Views 117 Downloads
Rapa River Watch
Assess the risk of introducing a non-native species of snail to four different estuaries. Lab groups conduct research as habitat evaluation and present their conclusions to the class. The resource has a comprehensive booklet containing background information, worksheets, and an answer key.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Focus on building strong technology skills while teaching basic scientific concepts. Fourth graders work with the school media specialist to research, collect digital images, and create a multimedia presentation on food webs. They connect the food web to ecology and integrate technology to share what they know.
4th Science 7 Views 19 Downloads
I Am a Fish
I'm a fish, and you're a fish. Sixth graders role-play as fish as they conduct research into an ecological issue that would affect the future life of that fish. They research ocean pollution, clean up costs, and logical solutions. They write the research essay using the point of view of the fish, edit it, and word process the final paper.
6th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Investigative Case - "Malama Keone'o'io"
Students study techniques for conducting a local environmental assessment in an ecologically sensitive area. Identification of native plants and methodologies for sampling is taught in the classroom and then reinforced in the field. The module also includes a community awareness and conservation aspect.
12th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
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Learn about the environmental three Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) in a modern day version of Dickens' Christmas Carol with an ecological twist. Discover where plastic comes from, where it collects, and one potential fate as Plastic Bottle Scrooge receives visits from Plastic Past, Present, and Future.
Pre-K - 6th Science 4 Views 1 Download
Ecology from the Owl's Mouth
Seventh graders are introduced to the topic of ecology with hands-on opportunities. They are provided with visual reference points from a professional park ranger. They relate the ecology unit to their own experiences through the use of a neighborhood park.
7th Science 3 Views 43 Downloads
Students are introduced to the marine environment of the mussel. The emphasis of the lesson is upon what human factors are present to influence the environment in positive and negative ways. They brainstorm in groups in order to conduct research.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
What is Urban Ecology?
Here is a worksheet on Urban Ecology in the state of Arizona. In it, learners answer nine short-answer questions on this topic. The last two questions have them use the reverse side of the paper to create tables and graphs which deal with Urban Ecology.
4th - 6th Science 4 Views 5 Downloads
Plants, Ecology, Seed Planting
First graders use senses to examine objective or events, then gather and interpret data with instruments. They design invention to support or refute hypothesis, then generate, record, and organize data. They improve environmental decision skills.
1st Science 3 Views 3 Downloads