Ecology Teacher Resources

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Students examine the different plants and animals in British Columbia.  In this forest ecology lesson students explore how ecosystems work, classify animals and investigate food webs and chains. 
Have your class create a PowerPoint presentation on ecology using this resource. Learners use research they have done on the imbalances between predators and prey to create a presentation. They use data, pictures and more to supplement their work. This is a great way to have your class display their knowledge.
Learners conduct an ecological assessment of a small area on school property and apply findings to the greater area. They inventory the plant and animal population of a sample area and extrapolate results to a larger area.
Students compare the interrelationships of organisms in their environment.  For this ecology lesson students complete a lab activity.
Students explore the environment by researching mining. In this ecological dangers lesson, students define cyanide and discuss why it has potential to be a great threat to our environment during mining expeditions. Students examine many different rocks in class and determine if they were mined or not.
Students identify the main concepts and ideas of the nitrogen cycle. They review key concepts covered up to this point in ecology including food chains, food webs, energy pyramids, and bio-geochemical cycles.
Fifth graders follow an outline which helps them design an ecologically sound city. The city is required to include the laws for the city to help make all citizens aware of their ecological responsibilities.
Middle schoolers examine environment and ecology of the Arctic region, and explore history and traditions of the Inuit.
Young scholars study the meaning of ecological community and recognize its complexity.  In this ecology lesson students diagram a food web.
Fifth graders design an "ecologically sound" city.
Sixth graders engage in a lesson that is about the designing of an ecological friendly city. They conduct research using a variety of resources that include the internet. Students write and design a city that includes ecologically sound sources of energy and waste disposal.
Students examine the concepts in the ecological organization unit.  In this ecological lesson plan students explore news articles that have to do with the study of ecology. 
Students discuss terms related to ecology. They explain what happens to species in cases of fire.
Eighth graders identify the living and nonliving components of an ecosystem. In this ecology lesson, 8th graders explain the role each organism plays. They participate in class discussion and answer a quiz at the end of the lesson.
Eighth graders examine how humans affect various ecosystems. For this ecology lesson, 8th graders discuss different ways that contaminants enter the stream. They explain the consequences of eutrophication in lakes.
Students design and build an ecologically balanced living space based on the principles of an old growth forest. They take one part of a house (or structure in the community) and redesign it according to the principles of the forest cycle.
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 plan 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.
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.
Young scholars examine the basic biosphere and its components.  In this ecology instructional activity students complete several experiments including designing a system that is balanced to sustain life.
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.