Ecology Teacher Resources
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Ghostbusting in the Chesapeake
Ghost pots, fishing gear lost during crabbing expeditions, continue to trap crabs that are never collected. Increase your budding ecologists' awareness of human impact on the environment as well as conservation efforts using this resource. Links to an interesting video, a slide show, actual fishing gear data, and a worksheet are provided.
9th - 12th Science
African Ecology and Art
Explore Samburu culture as students examine art work by many artists and compare and contrast their styles. They view Kenyan images and find Kenya on the map. Students identify conflict in the animal world and draw animals and record in journals what they have learned.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Rapid Ecological Assessment
Using a stretched wire coat hanger as a quadrant, small groups of junior ecologists take population samples. They combine their findings to make a general ecological assessment. Unfortunately, within such a small square, there will rarely be much wildlife to count.
5th - 8th Science
Managing Your Energy Budget
Students 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.
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills
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.
Vernal Pools- A Monitoring Project Linking the Outdoors to the Curriculum
Young scholars will learn scientific inquiry through activities such as collaborative research groups using inquiry-based learning strategies, learning centers, field study of a vernal pool (including data collection techniques and seasonal documentation), journal writing, and computer-based data analysis and presentation.
7th - 12th Science
Junior biologists design and maintain a website about a zoo by researching, classifying, and providing the correct habitats for the animals they choose to have in their zoo. This technology-based project can last over an entire semester and incoporates classification and ecology concepts.
8th - 10th Science
Earth Day Jeopardy for Special Ed grades 3-12
Get your special-needs learners all set for Earth Day! Use these developmentally appropriate questions and answers related to Earth Day concepts, which include recycling, conservation, pollution, and ecology. Note: Check out LessonPlanet's collection of Jeopardy Style PowerPoint games and activities.
3rd - 12th Science
All Hats for Ecology: Solid Waste Presentation
Students investigate community issues with solid waste. In this mock trial activity, students examine the issues of solid waste from an ecological and economical perspective. They will develop a mock trial which encourages preservation of the environment.
9th - 12th Science