Ecology Teacher Resources
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Ecological Succession in Pond Water Cultures
Students collect samples of pond water, dried grass, and soil in a jar. They predict the order of ecological succession in their pond water cultures. They compare their expected results with their observed results.
10th - 12th Science 9 Views 51 Downloads
Ecological Dilemmas in Wetlands
In this ecological dilemmas in wetlands worksheet, 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.
7th - 8th Science 12 Views 71 Downloads
Mineral Cycling Through the Ecosystem
Students explain the role of different organisms in the food web. In this ecology lesson, students participate in a game to simulate mineral cycling through the web. They discuss the importance of recycling minerals and resources.
6th - 12th Science 39 Views 252 Downloads
Journey, An Ecological Discovery of Native American Habitats
Here is a 25-page plan that descirbes a series of lessons designed for third graders. In the plans, youngsters dive into the variety of Native American societies, and the vast array of ecological environments in which they existed. An astounding amount of wonderful in-class activities are described in these plans, and all of the worksheets you need to implement the plans are embedded in each.
3rd Language Arts 4 Views 33 Downloads
Ecology Scavenger Hunt
Who doesn't love a scavenger hunt? Have your class complete a scavenger hunt to become familiar with ecology in this engaging lesson that has them organize their items on a paper bag to illustrate information. Furthermore, learners will create a presentation about their "found" items.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 45 Downloads
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
Looking for a word search that has many vocabulary words associated with ecology? This one's for you! There are 36 high-level words for pupils to find hidden in the search. Luckily, this is an online worksheet, so students can access an answer key when they get stuck.
5th - 8th Language Arts 14 Views 20 Downloads
Using DNA to Explore Lizard Phylogeny
In a fun and interactive two-day lesson, learners sort anole lizard pictures by appearance. Next, they watch a video about the anoles and re-sort based on the information in the video. In addition to physical characteristics, budding biologists look for DNA differences between the anoles and create an evolutionary family tree.
6th - 12th Science 7 Views 5 Downloads
John Steinbeck’s "The Grapes of Wrath": The Inner Chapters
Here’s a must-have resource for anyone using The Grapes of Wrath. Everything from guiding question to background information, from photographs to documentary films, from activities to assessments is included in a richly detailed packet designed to show readers the tight relationship between the Joad narrative and the inner or intercalary chapters of John Steinbeck’s acclaimed novel.
9th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fish Eyes - More than Meets the Eye
Inform your class about the adaptations in fish eyes: cones, lens size, endothermy, and speed of vision. The adaptations are related to diving behavior. Junior marine scientists compare the adaptations of four different fish species to their diving behavior and draw conclusions, which are discussed as a class.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 14 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
Lion King Movie Project: Part 1
Is The Lion King a good representation of ecology? Use this informative worksheet 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 26 Views 117 Downloads