Ecology Teacher Resources
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Students explore the basics of ecology. They discuss ecological succession, the water cycle and human impacts on the environment. Students explore the owls, succession, the human impact on the environment and complete the "Incredible Journey."
Students identify and describe the main features of one land biome. After researching what a biome is, they give various examples of biomes around the world and in their backyards.
Learners identify and explain human effects on the environment. They explore the terms biodiversity, natural resources, ozone and global warming. After exploring all the terms , they connect technology to them and how it effects the environment as well.
In this ecological principles worksheet, students solve 20 clues in a crossword puzzle containing basic ecology definitions of organism interactions.
In this ecology instructional activity, students read the vocabulary words and then categorize a species found in a field, meadow, or fencerow in their state or region. Students complete 6 problems.
High schoolers discuss the highlights of their observations they made in the "Animal Spotlight" at the zoo. They use their observation sheet, or show pictures they made of the exhibit they selected to analyze. Students discuss the key ecological concepts of their animal they observed.
In this environment worksheet, students engage in the completion of 32 sentences to find the word that is used to complete the thoughts.
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. They then discuss how invasive species can populate foreign area, predict type of adaptation that has allowed it to invade North America, and discuss what impacts an invasive species can have on ecosystem.
Students explore forest ecological systems. In this ecology lesson, students classify forest plants and animals according to their ecological roles. Students 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.
Students explore the different interspecies relationships namely mutualistic, commensal and parasitic. In this ecology lesson, students investigate an ecosystem disrupted by humans. They formulate an action plan to save it and present their proposed solutions in class.
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.
Learners examine biodiversity and interrelatedness concepts. In this ecology lesson plan students go on a field trip and fill out a data sheet.
Students explore the science behind the "Dead Zone" in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. In this ecological forecasting lesson plan, students do research on the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone and design an experiment to test their hypothesis as to why the "Dead Zone" exists in the Gulf of Mexico.
Young scholars examine their ecological footprint. In this technology based lesson, students calculate patterns of consumption and suggest ways to decrease their resource usage. This lesson includes several multi-media resources, videos, and extensions.
Eighth graders compare their local ecological zone to the tropical rainforest. In this natural ecology lesson, 8th graders complete an activity about the differences in ecological zones. They compare their biome to the Guatemalan rainforest.
Students distinguish between natural and man-made ecosystems. In this exploratory lesson students describe preventative measures to ecological problems.
Students read/discuss "On Madagascar, A Treasury of Fauna and Flora," examining the issues affecting the biodiversity of Madagascar. They present information on issues affecting Madagascar's ecology, and write policy statements on preservati
Students analyze data on elk ecology and movements across the highway. In this ecology lesson, students research ways to save them from highway collisions. They write a report and present their findings in class.
High schoolers compare and contrast the characteristics of plants and animals. In this ecology instructional activity, students observe the outdoors and describe the relationship among different living things. They relate plant diversity with animal diversity.