Ecosystem Teacher Resources
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“THE LORAX” by Dr. Seuss
Few children's books convey the message of conservation as well as Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. Read the story aloud, emphasizing the interconnectedness of plants and animals in an ecosystem and discussing different ways people can help the...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Living & Non-Living Interactions
What better way to learn about ecosystems than by getting outside and observing them first hand? Accompanying a field trip to a local park or outdoor space, this series of collaborative activities engages children in learning about the...
2nd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Feedback Loops: How Nature Gets Its Rhythms
Explore the role of feedback loops in maintaining nature's delicate balance with this short science video. Introducing the concepts of positive and negative feedback, multiple examples are presented that explore the intricate web of...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Food Chains and Food Webs
Jump into an exploration of marine ecosystems with the first lesson in this four-part series. After first learning about crustaceans, mollusks, and other forms of sea life, young marine biologists view a PowerPoint presentation that...
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Is Biodiversity So Important?
There are millions of plant and animal species on the planet, but why do we need so many? Follow along with this short video as it explains how biodiversity helps strengthen ecosystems, allowing them to adapt to change so that life...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Grasslands of North America and Africa: 3-5
Take young ecologists on a trip through the grasslands of North American and Africa with this pair of life science lessons. Engaging students in learning about the plants and animals that call these regions home, this life science...
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Study Jams! Changes in Ecosystems
Our scholarly friends head to the lake to go fishing and are unpleasantly surprised by the algae filling the water. They talk about primary and secondary succession as different ways that ecosystems are changed. Show the short video,...
5th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable