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Eager ecologists explore ecosystems through video and photographs of a Mangrove. They discuss the animals in this habitat and how they interact with each other after reading and discussing "The Sea, the Storm and the Mangrove Tangle." This website provides lesson plans and virtual expeditions to make this example of an ecosystem come alive!
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 46 Downloads
Fifth graders participate in an outdoor activity to simulate deer and the resources available to them. For this ecosystem habitat lesson, 5th graders observe what is happening as the activity progresses. Students record conclusions about what happened during the activity.
5th Science 9 Views 84 Downloads
The Salt Desert Shrub Ecosystem
Take a peek at one of the harshest ecosystems in the world. Can you guess where it is? It's actually in Wyoming at the base of the Bighorn Mountains! Adapting to this harsh environment has been difficult, and only a few species are able to grow because of the mix of salt in the soil.
2 mins 4th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
What is an Ecosystem?
Take a brief look at the Florida Everglades. What kinds of animal populations exist there? Use this video to help define introductory vocabulary for your unit on ecosystems, and click the links posted below the video to provide your middle or high school learners with additional resources.
3 mins 5th - 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Introduce ecology classes to biodiversity and interdependence in ecosystems with a PowerPoint presentation. Then, they get up-close and personal with the invertebrate world by collecting insects, classifying them, and graphing their data. Links to the slide show, instructions for insect sampling, and dichotomous keys for identification are all provided for your convenience.
6th - 12th Science 12 Views 6 Downloads
Explore various ecosystems from around the world as your class discovers the interdependence of all living things. Using the provided sets of ecosystem cards, young scientists work in small groups building food webs to demonstrate the relationships between producers and consumers.
2nd - 5th Science 50 Views 49 Downloads
“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 environment.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 110 Views 89 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Ecosystems Scavenger Hunt
Eighth graders identify the basic elements of an ecosystem and their individual roles. In this life science instructional activity, 8th graders conduct a scavenger hunt in their local ecosystem. They collect evidence and explain how each component is interconnected with each other.
8th Science 16 Views 134 Downloads
Seventh graders create a closed ecosystem and place it where is it visible to others in the school. They label it with posters describing the interdependence of living things in the ecosystem. They discuss what might happen to the ecosystem should changes occur.
7th Science 5 Views 34 Downloads
Young scholars investigate endangered ecosystems. In this ecosystems instructional activity, students create a KWL chart on endangered ecosystem and research wildcats. Young scholars read online field reports to identify why wildcats are important to the ecosystem.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 41 Downloads
Ecosystems of the World
Students are able to list different ecosystems and describe their environment and organisms. They have an understanding about the function and balance of the ecosystems. Students are able to tell what type of ecosystem the St. Mary's River is.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 36 Downloads
Students identify animals in ecosystem depicted on 16th Century ceramic basin and classify them as herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores based on physical characteristics and prior knowledge, determine which life forms in ecosystem are producers, consumers, and decomposers, and create food web that shows transfer of matter within ecosystem.
K - 12th Science 4 Views 22 Downloads
Building an Ecosystem
Middle schoolers research a variety of local and world ecosystems. Students will create a collage to represent the biotic and abiotic factors and interactions important to their given ecosystem.Middle schoolers will understand that an ecosystem is composed of both biotic and abiotic components as well as the interactions between these components.
6th - 8th Science 6 Views 67 Downloads
The Forest Ecosystem
Students observe forest ecosystem, and investigate about a tree. They study the different types of soil and its porosity. Pupils distinguish the basic needs in a forest ecosystem, and examine the positive and negative affects that humans have on forest ecosystems.
4th - 5th Science 4 Views 41 Downloads