Ecology Teacher Resources
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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.
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.
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
Establishing a Baseline Ecology of a Creek Ecosystem
Young scholars 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
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
Steinbeck and Ecology
Does The Grapes of Wrath hold as much relevance today as it did in the 1930s? Use this presentation to introduce John Steinbeck and one of his greatest novels. The author of this presentation encourages a connection between the Dust Bowl and our current environmental challenges with global warming.
9th - 10th English Language Arts
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
Conserving our Spectacular, Vulnerable Coral Reefs
A three-minute clip covers a new strategy for protecting the coral reefs of Fiji while still allowing fishermen to harvest the fish that people survive on. Connectivity is the name of the game. This colorfully animated resource is a worthy example of sustainable practices that you can use as a discussion-starter on sustainability or protecting endangered species and special habitats.
3 mins 5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Who Lives in the Water? Stream Side Science
Andree Walker thought of everything when he wrote this resource. It includes a detailed list of materials and background information links for the teacher. In addition, it has procedures, a macroinvertebrate identification key, and tally sheet for pupils.
6th - 8th Science
Ghostbusting in the Chesapeake
Ghost pots, fishing gear lost during crabbing expeditions, continue to trap crabs that are never collected. Increase your budding ecologists' awareness of human impact on the environment as well as conservation efforts using this resource. Links to an interesting video, a slide show, actual fishing gear data, and a worksheet are provided.
9th - 12th Science