Ecology Teacher Resources
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Historical Harbor Habitats
Tenth graders create food web displays in the classroom. In this ecology lesson, 10th graders identify the different pollutants in the environment and their effect on organisms. They collect samples of sediments from the harbor and analyze their chemical composition.
10th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
How Big is Your Footprint?
Students explore the impact of their lifestyle choices on the environment. In this ecology lesson, students use the web site provided to calculate their ecological footprint. This data is used to construct a class graph and determine the mean number of acres needed to sustain the Earth's population.
9th - 12th Math 13 Views 67 Downloads
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 73 Views 286 Downloads
Students read and discuss the article "Succession" by Bill Freedman. They create a labeled sketch of each type of ecological succession from its beginning to its climax community. Students create an article about a natural disaster as if writing for the area's local newspaper.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 16 Downloads
Students inquire about biology by creating ecology flash cards. In this wetland instructional activity, students identify the many different plants in Alaska and examine their characteristics by creating a group of flash cards with their image on the front.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
Young scholars identify ecological elements and their factors on species, populations and food webs. They analyze ecosystems for these elements and research how these factors influence species survival rate. Predictions on conditions over time and change are documented.
6th - 8th Science 29 Views 75 Downloads
Big Feet/ Sharing Our Knowledge
Students investigate the concept of ownership of the community and being part of it. They conduct research about global ecology in order to make a presentation. The communication must be clear and brief to give information. The lesson plan has a correlation to social character studies also.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
More than One Way of Knowing
Students compare the obeservations of traditional people with the oberservations of Western science. They validate Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) through comparison and the identification of agreement with Western science.
9th - 11th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Eighth graders identify and name birds in their school yard by comparing and contrasting pictures of 12 common birds in the Phoenix metro area using the Ecology Explorers Protocol. They formulate questions based on observations that lead to the development of a hypothesis.
8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
In this biosphere activity, students review terms such as biome, ecology, and community. Students compare autotrophs and heterotrophs and how energy moves through a food web. This activity has 6 short answer, 11 multiple choice, and 8 fill in the blank questions.
9th - 12th Science 23 Views 196 Downloads
Using A Winogradsky Column to Analyze Microbial Communities
Students use easily obtained materials to study ecological succession in a microbiological community. This investigation is appropriate for a variety of age groups. Elementary Students be fascinated by the changes occurring over time in their bottles.
K - 12th Science 4 Views 18 Downloads