Ecology Teacher Resources
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Ecological Impact of River Dams
Students investigate their environment by completing an in-class experiment. In this ecological lesson, students define the roles of dams and how electricity is created by them. Students utilize plastic jugs, sand and tap water to recreate the effects of a dam with their classmates.
All Hats for Ecology: Solid Waste Presentation
Students investigate community issues with solid waste. In this mock trial lesson, 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.
Learners investigate the three states of water. In this physical science lesson plan, students watch the video "Earth's Ecology" and observe water in its' three states. Learners record observations.
Ecological Dilemmas in Wetlands
In this ecological dilemmas in wetlands instructional activity, students select a topic, use the links to websites for research, describe the topic, explain its impact on wetlands, identify alternatives and decide on possible changes. An extension projects involves making a video.
Ecological Dilemmas Conversation Cards
For this Ecology worksheet, students discuss ecological dilemmas. Students utilize the questions on the conversation cards to discuss issues related to the environment.
New! 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.
New! 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. Invite your class to investigate the inequality that exists in the world today in natural resource usage, waste accumulation, and pollution production.
Presenting Ecology through Rodent Control
Students discuss and explore an ecological problem regarding rodent populations. For this investigative lesson students work in teams, research a problem and present their findings to the class.
Students explore the basics of ecology through numerous hands-on and relevant activities. They participate in an online food chain demonstration, which explores food web dynamics. They dissect owl pellets, examine the prey's bones, and determine what the owl's food source was.
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. They then use IMovie to create an animated film depicting what they have learned about their animal, its environment, and human impact. All necessary attachments are included.
Ecological Integrity in Canada's National Parks
Eleventh graders complete OAGEE Geo-Kit activity. They define and discuss ecological integrity and how it applies to Canada's National Parks. They research ecozone for a national park and use that information to complete a poster.
Mathematics and Ecology: Through the Window Garden
Student discover some of the ideas and concepts that make up the topic of Ecology. They read and interpret graphs to assimilate the information that is displayed. They discover the rate of increase of Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the results on the ecosystems.
The long and Short of Ecological Succession
Seventh graders study the changes in ecosystems and how they take place. In this ecology lesson students play a game as a classroom activity.
Fifth graders examine pond ecology, testing how temperature affects the respiration rate of fish. They collect various living things found at a pond, and identify the animal and plant life discovered. They observe a pond community in an aquarium.
Reducing Ecological Footprint Ads
Young scholars examine the impact of geological footprints. For this geography skills lesson, students calculate geological footprints and discuss ways to reduce the footprints. Young scholars create advertisements that motivate others to reduce their ecological footprints.
Plate Tectonics and Ecological Connections
Young scholars explain the connection among tectonic events and ecology. For this earth science lesson, students listen to an Elder talk and explain the effects of tectonic events to the environment. They write a reflection journal at the end of the lesson.
Ecology and its Principles
Students discover the science of ecology. In this science lesson, students define and use the competitive exclusion principle to study the habitat of the environment. They discuss producers, consumers and decomposers.
Eighth graders examine their own ecological footprint by looking at the products they consume and how that effects nature. They determine how they can reduce their own ecological footprint and make a multi-media presentation.
Designing an Ecologically Sound City
Fifth graders design an "ecologically sound" city. They write laws for the city to help make all citizens aware of their ecological responsibilities and propose alternative power sources for light and heat.
Students research ecology terms, define the terms, given examples of the term, and present the term to the class. In this ecology terms lesson plan, students use PowerPoint to present their term.