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Students discover new ways to preserve the ecosystem by completing graphic organizers. In this environmental lesson, students read an article from the Natural Inquirer in small groups and fill out a graphic organizer based on the information. Students share their information with the other groups and discuss why this article was in the Ecosystem Services Edition of the Natural Inquirer.
Students create visual representations of ecosystems. In this ecology lesson, students discuss the interdependence of plants and animals in various ecosystems. Students cut pictures from magazines and glue them on sturdy blocks. Using the blocks, a layered ecosystem is constructed. Students remove blocks and discuss reasons and the results of these changes.
Students discover the value of sustainability within our ecosystem. In this ecological lesson plan, students discuss the importance of a food cycle in our society, and how humans can improve the conservation of a healthy ecosystem. Eventually students answer written questions based on these concepts.
High schoolers investigate marine life by researching aquatic organisms on the Internet. In this oceanography lesson, students monitor algae and animals of the ocean by identifying their population and habitat on data sheet ID cards. High schoolers discuss why it is important to monitor life in the oceanic ecosystem.
Fourth graders research different ecosystems and write a poem about an ecosystem in the form of a diamante poem. In small groups they read and discuss information about their selected ecosystem. Student sthen write a diamante poem and create a group mural illustrating the various aspects of their ecosystem.