Ecology Teacher Resources
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Rapid Ecological Assessment
Using a stretched wire coat hanger as a quadrant, small groups of junior ecologists take population samples. They combine their findings to make a general ecological assessment. Unfortunately, within such a small square, there will rarely be much wildlife to count.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 27 Downloads
All Hats for Ecology: Solid Waste Presentation
Students investigate community issues with solid waste. In this mock trial lesson plan, students examine the issues of solid waste from an ecological and economical perspective. They will develop a mock trial which encourages preservation of the environment.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 25 Downloads
Ecology, Nutrient Cycles, Populations
You will get much mileage out of this resource. It is three presentations in one! Standard general ecology information is included within these 69 slides. The first segment deals with levels of organization, biotic and abiotic factors, biomes, biodiversity, and the flow of energy.
6th - 12th Science 90 Views 336 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
First graders get out and explore two different habitats to examine how each one meets the needs of the plants and animals that dwell there. They discuss what they've learned about animal habitats as they explore the outdoor environment. This lesson plan includes several excellent extension/ assessment ideas.
1st Language Arts 28 Views 201 Downloads
Seeing Red: Daphnia And Hemoglobin
Students 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
Young scholars 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
How Much is That Monkey in the Window?
Students investigate exotic pets and the ecological and personal risks involved in trading and owning such animals. They synthesize their knowledge by creating advertisements that promote the sale of exotic pets and picket signs that protest their sale.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 67 Downloads
Big Feet/ Sharing Our Knowledge
Young scholars 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 lesson has a correlation to social character studies also.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 14 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
Understanding Biodiversity Via Ecological Footprints
Sixth graders investigate the ways in which human beings impact the environment and ecology through the calculation of their own ecological footprint, discussion questions pertaining to biodiversity and potential imbalance hazards, and group discussions.
6th Science 4 Views 3 Downloads
The Long and Short Story of Ecological Succession
Seventh graders review the steps of ecological succession in a hardwood forest, and they review the concept of climax community. There job is to discover how succession works in other communities of living things. Students are reminded about biotic and abiotic factors and interdependence of species.
7th Science 25 Views 169 Downloads
Geography, Ecology, and Folklife
Students identify how do geography and ecology influence a region's folklife. Then they investigate this question and consider how an outsider might view their own region in this lesson. Students also identify how the natural world, even in urban settings, influences how we view life, what materials are available for crafts, what occupations we choose, how our homes look.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 94 Downloads
Establishing a Baseline Ecology of a Creek Ecosystem
Students investigate the physical, chemical and biological parameters necessary to establish an ecological baseline. Establishing an ecological baseline not only shows the ecological characteristics of a creek but makes the possible future environmental monitoring of the creek as human activities increase the stress on the system.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 33 Downloads