Ecology Teacher Resources
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Ecology and The Endangered Species Act
Students listen to a lecture about the basics of Ecology. They take a field trip in which they observe a specific organism and their characteristics.
Forest Ecology or Who Lives Here?
Students explore a hardwood forest. For this forest ecology lesson, students examine the diversity and animals and plants as they explore their habitats at Poricy Park Conservatory. Students determine how biodiversity and abiotic elements contribute to the livelihood of the environment.
Saving Energy Through Ecological Landscape Design
Students are able to transcribe to scale the plant features of a common landscape. They determine true north and south and collect and record data on a table. Students calculate a rating for and describe a definition of insulation and insulation. They determine the 'ecological quality' of a landscape in a quantifiable manner.
Young scholars 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.
Rapid Ecological Assessment
Students 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.
A comparison of the plant ecology of two fields
Young scholars compare the interrelationships of organisms in their environment. In this ecology lesson students complete a lab activity.
Ecological Impact of Cyanide Heap Leaching
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.
Mineral Cycling Through the Ecosystem
Students explain the role of different organisms in the food web. In this ecology instructional activity, students participate in a game to simulate mineral cycling through the web. They discuss the importance of recycling minerals and resources.
Seeing Red: Daphnia And Hemoglobin
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.
Getting into Hot Water
Learners discuss the effect of global warming on bodies of water after reading "An Icy Riddle as Big as Greenland" from The New York Times. Students work in groups to research topics related to global warming and Greenland's ecology more in depth.
Tracking Narwhals in Greenland The Ocean Unicorn
Students study the ecology, habitats, geographic range and feeding habits of narwhals. They determine at least three reasons for the decline in the narwhal populations and complete the accompanying worksheets.
Biome Exchange - Send the "Stuff" Not The Kids
Young scholars exchange ecological information with students from different geographic biomes. They box up the "unique ecologically significant features" of their area, send the box to another class in another area and then receive a similar presentation from them.
Students explore the different interspecies relationships namely mutualistic, commensal and parasitic. In this ecology lesson plan, students investigate an ecosystem disrupted by humans. They formulate an action plan to save it and present their proposed solutions in class.
Fishing for Solutions
Students investigate the many ecological and economic issues related to over fishing the world's marine resources. Working in committees, students research the related topics of equipment and fishing techniques.
How Much is That Monkey in the Window?
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.
Forest Food Chains and Webs
Students explore forest ecological systems. In this ecology instructional activity, 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.
Here are some ideas to help students understand population growth in ecosystems.
Ecology and Evolution
Students identify the different taxonomic classifications of organisms. In this biology lesson, students create their own organisms and make some changes according to environmental conditions. They present their work in class.
Keep your students engaged with some outdoor activities this spring!