Ecosystem Teacher Resources
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Circle of Life
Here is a well-designed science lesson that shows learners that everything that organisms do in ecosystems, including running, breathing, burrowing, growing, requires energy. After a thorough discussion of their own eating and drinking habits, young biologists work on dissecting owl pellets.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 33 Downloads
Design a Reef!
Using a miniature coral reef aquarium kit, young ecologists model this unique ecosystem. They research various coral reef organisms and their niches, and they culminate the project by working together to write a report. Use this activity as an enrichment when you are teaching an ecology unit to your life science learners.
7th - 8th Science 6 Views 24 Downloads
Junior ecologists relate how food chains and food webs route matter and energy through an ecosystem. They trace feeding levels of a food chain or food web through a pyramid of energy. As a reinforcement activity, learners construct three energy pyramids using some of their mathematical skills to construct them correctly.
9th - 12th Science 61 Views 173 Downloads
That's Predictable - Stream Side Science
Research the impact that changes in biotic or abiotic factors might have on an ecosystem. Debate for or against the changes and take action in the community. This resource ideally follows stream studies that young ecologists may have performed in previous sessions.
7th - 10th Science 5 Views 51 Downloads
Fifth graders identify how a pond can change into a grassland. An ecosystems lesson where learners identify pioneer and climax species, and recognize that ecological succession can take up to 100 years or more. Some excellent activities and worksheets are embedded in this fine plan.
5th Science 6 Views 16 Downloads
Houston Wildlife Adaptations
Students conduct a case study from a Houston Wilderness site for at least four times in a six week span. In this ecosystem lesson, students learn about their surrounding wildlife by creating a PowerPoint presentation, using the data they have collected during their case study.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Facts II: The Aspen FACE Experiment
The Aspen FACE (free-air carbon dioxide enrichment) Experiment was set up in Wisconsin to assess the effects of increased carbon dioxide and ozone on forest ecosystems. Environmental science learners examine and graph the growth index data for the aspen trees involved.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Students observe the effects of eutrophication and determine why it is harmful to aquatic ecosystems. They create mason jar ecosystems to observe the growth of algae in pond water. In addition, they observe the effect of introducing various variables into their ecosystems.
6th - 12th Science 9 Views 29 Downloads
Lesson Recap: The Anacostia River & You - Biology Teaching Thesis
Seventh graders give examples of local sources of pollution and postulate reasons as to why local sources of pollution can harm the ecosystem. They address the following question in short answer form: "Why is litter/chemical pollution bad for the Anacostia River?
7th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan
View and explore different types of ecosystems found in our environment. Learners will study, discuss and view examples of 7 vocabulary words associated with ecosystems. They will also draw examples of different species found in ecosystems and write about each one.
Pre-K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 63 Downloads
The Impact of Fishing
Students explore the concept of fishing as it relates to oceans and how some fishing practices can damage the health of the marine ecosystems. In this lesson on the impact of fishing, students research the many places in the world where fish stocks are in decline.
2nd - 4th Science 4 Views 30 Downloads
Earth Day Unit Plan: Pollution in the Anacostia River - Biology Teaching Thesis
Sixth graders are able to explain that there are pollutants in the Anacostia River, what these pollutants can cause, and how to prevent further pollution. They examine the impacts that the pollutants of the Anacostia River could have on their personal health.
6th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Endangered Species in the Sonoran Desert
Learners identify and explain some caused of endangerment and extinction for species as well as explain the effects of extinction on an ecosystem. Teachers use this lesson plan before teaching students about collecting insects or plants.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Oral History of the Skagit River Watershed
Have learners assess current farming techniques in their area with this valuable resource. They consider the impact of their local ecosystem, and research how Native American tribes used the land in the past. They go on Internet "expeditions," then use their findings to compose an expository research paper.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Weaving a Tangled Web
Here is a practical activity for reinforcing understanding of energy flow in ecosystems. Learners identify whether each organism in a list is a producer or decomposer. They tell if each is an herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, or detritivore. Then they construct a food web using those organisms.
6th - 12th Science 68 Views 328 Downloads
Diving the Deep
Children research plant and animal components of marine ecosystem, visualize undersea life, and picture themselves wearing scuba-diving equipment needed to explore underwater. Learners then create underwater scene in which they explore plant and animal life.
K - 6th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
With the world's largest collection of geysers, many visitors end up overlooking the wildlife natural to Yellowstone National Park. Join Mr. Andersen as he shows your class about the different species living in the park and illustrates their position in the food chain.
14 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
New Review Energy Flow in the Garden
How can you tell what an owl has eaten? Study the food chain and flow of energy in an ecosystem by dissecting an owl pellet and noting the bones found inside. Additionally, the lesson includes a game about consumers and producers with a list of many animals and plants.
4th Science 5 Views 5 Downloads