Ecology Teacher Resources
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Chapter 24 Worksheet & Reading Guide
Written as a reading guide for a particular textbook, this can be used for any ecology course. Just change the title, and you can use the short-answer questions to query learners on population dynamics, carrying capacity, and ecological footprint.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 61 Downloads
Rapa River Watch
Assess the risk of introducing a non-native species of snail to four different estuaries. Lab groups conduct research as habitat evaluation and present their conclusions to the class. The resource has a comprehensive booklet containing background information, worksheets, and an answer key.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Focus on building strong technology skills while teaching basic scientific concepts. Fourth graders work with the school media specialist to research, collect digital images, and create a multimedia presentation on food webs. They connect the food web to ecology and integrate technology to share what they know.
4th Science 7 Views 19 Downloads
Investigative Case - "Malama Keone'o'io"
Students study techniques for conducting a local environmental assessment in an ecologically sensitive area. Identification of native plants and methodologies for sampling is taught in the classroom and then reinforced in the field. The module also includes a community awareness and conservation aspect.
12th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
A collection of photos and accompanying descriptions describing the life cycle of an Adelie penguin is the highlight of this resource. Working in groups, polar explorers match the descriptions to the pictures and create a timeline. An internet link takes you to Penguin Science where your class can then learn more about these fascinating creatures and how they have served as a great source of information about how animals adapt to climate changes.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Ecology of The Sonoran Desert Soil Crusts: Biology, Geology
This lesson is designed after research done on the ecology of soil lichen in the Tucson Basin area during the summers of 1997 and 1998. Its purpose is to guide students into adopting the problem solving thinking of ecologists. The lesson encompasses all t
6th - 11th Science 6 Views 21 Downloads
Importance and History of Ecological Conservation
Discuss and analyze a variety of information regarding the history of ecological conservation and preservation, as well as its importance. Scholars work in groups to complete four different activities, then report back to the class for a discussion on the topic.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 49 Downloads
Why not walk in the footsteps of Teddy Roosevelt and become a conservationist? After discussing issues and reasons for animal extinction, the class creates their own conservation plans. Each small group is given mock data regarding a fictitious island environment, as well as three different endangered species cards.
3rd - 12th Science 29 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Kids create bottle habitats to see what happens to aquatic environments when the balance disrupted by climate change. In groups of four, the class will construct two habitats. Over a one-month period, they will record what they observe every day.
5th - 8th Science 17 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Dead Zone
High schoolers 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.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 57 Downloads
Managing Your Energy Budget
Students examine their ecological footprint. In this technology based activity, students calculate patterns of consumption and suggest ways to decrease their resource usage. This activity includes several multi-media resources, videos, and extensions.
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills 5 Views 25 Downloads
Guetemala's Changing Forest
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.
8th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Mad About Madagascar
Young scholars 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
6th - 12th Science 11 Views 39 Downloads
How Do We Solve the Problem of Wildlife on Our Roads?
Young scholars analyze data on elk ecology and movements across the highway. For this ecology lesson, students research ways to save them from highway collisions. They write a report and present their findings in class.
7th - 12th Science 4 Views 11 Downloads