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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.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 53 Downloads
Energy Flow in Ecosystems
This smart slide show outlines energy flow in ecosystems. It addresses the sun as the primary source of all energy, flows into explanations of photosynthesis and respiration, and explores trophic feeding levels and productivity. Appropriate for middle or high school ecology classes, it can be followed with photosynthesis or cellular respiration laboratory exercises.
7th - 12th Science 57 Views 270 Downloads
Probing an Aquatic Ecosystem
Learners explore populations of ecosystems. In this middle school science/math lesson, students observe an aquatic ecosystem over a four to six week period, collecting data on temperature and pH values as well as qualitative observations. Learners explore the effect of changes in pH and temperature on the ecosystems.
7th - 8th Math 5 Views 24 Downloads
Amazing Grazing: Keeping Our Ecosystem Running
Students discover the value of sustainability within our ecosystem. In this ecological lesson, 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.
K - 6th Science 3 Views 73 Downloads
The Delicate Balance within a Forest Ecosystem
Students examine the causes and effects of alterations in a forest ecosystem and evaluate how human actions may only seem to have minor consequences, but can lead to extinctions of large numbers of populations. Students produce an educational video, 5-10 minutes in length, within the forest discussing concepts from the unit.
9th - 10th Science 4 Views 19 Downloads
Exploring Great Salt Lake Ecosystem
Fourth graders determine the Great Salt Lake is a unique, thriving, and diverse ecosystem. They engage in an actual or a virtual field trip. They record field trip, whether actual or virtual, in science lab book or journal and present research projects in the form of a travel brochure.
4th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Florida Ecosystem
Students explore the Florida ecosystem. In this ecology lesson, students visit the "Second Life" website and enter a simulated bay. Students observe the relationships the animals and plants have with one another in the virtual bay. Students visit a park to write down observations about the wildlife.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
In this ecosystem worksheet, students answer questions about energy pyramids, food chains, consumers, producers, decomposers, biotic and abiotic factors in an environment, natural selection and the importance of biodiversity in an ecosystem.
9th - 12th Science 33 Views 180 Downloads
GPS Ecosystem (Ecotone) Scavenger Hunt
Students describe the characteristics of an ecotone. In this ecotone lesson, students pick out their area and describe the visual appearance, conditions, ecosystem, biodiversity, predators, prey, and trees in their ecotone. They create a diagram and complete worksheets.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Energy Flow Through Ecosystems
Middle or high school environmental studies classes will learn much from this presentation on energy in ecosystems. It covers the foundational topics of trophic levels, food webs, and nutrient cycles using informational text and high-quality diagrams.
6th - 9th Science 32 Views 180 Downloads
Trace pollutants through the environment in the seventh instructional activity of this series on the science of food. Looking at a picture of the plants and animals in an aquatic ecosystem, learners use dot stickers to represent harmful chemicals as they move from the producers through the different levels of consumers.
K - 5th Science 4 Views 4 Downloads
From the Top of the Food Chain Down: Rewilding Our World
A eloquent narrative and unique animation expound on the megafauna and megaflora that once dominated the planet and helped keep ecosystems in balance. Is there anything that can be done to undo the damage we've done? The speaker proposes increasing the numbers of top predators as a viable answer.
5 mins 6th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Ecosystems Using GIS
What an incredible lesson for integrating technology with ecology and geography! Discuss what a preserve is, and then use National Geographic's fabulous FieldScope tool to virtually explore the Barataria Preserve in New Orleans. A printable guide walks them through the use of the program as they learn about the ecosystem represented.
5th - Higher Ed Science 44 Views 82 Downloads
Sorting the Gulf Ecosystem
A dazzling drawing of the coastal and marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico is the centerpiece of this lesson. Display it for your class to view, and have them identify which organisms are plants, invertebrates, fish, birds, reptiles, mammals, or amphibians.
1st - 3rd Science 25 Views 24 Downloads