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- Lori V.
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Ecosystem Teacher Resources
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Here is an excellent resource for creating and observing a mini-ecosystem. There are explicit, easy-to-follow plans for building and observing an ecosystem. Also included are ideas for collecting data, taking pictures, and journaling about the ecosystem. Additionally, learners create a multimedia presentation about ecosystems. Everything you need is in this resource. Note: This is easily adaptable for other grades.
Reading comprehension and note-taking skills are practiced as young ecologists embark on this journey. Explorers visit a website where they will read about three ecosystems that are in danger. They use interactive programs to build a food web and create a caterpillar. Finally, they participate in a field study of a local ecosystem. This all-inclusive lesson plan appeals to all learning styles and can be used as an interdisciplinary unit.
Students develop their abilities to solve problems both in school and in a variety of situations similar to that they have encountered in life. They define the term ecosystem in nature by comparing them to familiar organizational structures. Pupils identify some common ecosystems from which we obtain different agricultural products.
Fifth graders create an ecosystem website. In this ecosystems lesson, 5th graders create an imaginary country and create an ecosystem for it. Students link ecosystem webpages to their own and add sound to the page. Students present to the class the part of the web page they created.