Ecosystem Teacher Resources
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Endangered Species in the Sonoran Desert
Middle schoolers 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 64 Views 324 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. Students then create underwater scene in which they explore plant and animal life.
K - 6th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
A Plant's-Eye View
Why is it important to look at the world from other species' points of view? Author Michael Pollan claims it is a way to reanimate the earth, realize Darwinian insights, and to take the food we need from the earth while healing it in the process.
18 mins 9th - 12th Science 14 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A Tour Down the Hudson River
Pupils discuss how the Hudson River is an ecosystem made up of both biotic and abiotic factors. They view the PowerPoint the Journal Down the Hudson River. Students become aware of where the Hudson River begins and ends, the plant and animal life along and in the Hudson, and the importance of ecosystem in maintaining the Rivers precious balance of life.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 4 Downloads
Zebra Mussel Invasion
Pupils brainstorm the effects of invasive species. They design and create an experiment to test the effect of an invasive mollusk on a pond microcosm. Students test how a pond ecosystem changes of time. They report and discuss their results
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 19 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 4 Views 4 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
Coastal Ecosystems: Salt Marshes and Mangroves
What factors drive a coastal ecosystem? Marine biology or environmental studies classes find out by viewing this presentation. They meet the fauna and flora of salt marshes and mangroves. They are familiarized with threats to these fragile ecological communities.
7th - 12th Science 11 Views 11 Downloads
Dynamics of Ecosystems
A set of guided notes walks your biology or environmental studies learners through the dynamics of ecosystems. They write short answers to questions about the energy budget, food webs, trophic levels, and biogeochemical cycles. One way you could employ this worksheet is to have your class answer the questions as you lecture on these concepts.
9th - 12th Science 27 Views 152 Downloads
AP: Chapter 54: Ecosystems
A lot of learning is packed into these 23 questions about ecosystems. Advanced biology classes apply their knowledge of communities, productivity, biogeochemical cycles, and human impact on the environment by writing short answers for each.
9th - Higher Ed Science 4 Views 46 Downloads
Academic Raceway: Biomes and Ecosystems
Answer multiple choice questions about biomes and ecosystems to get to the finish line in this interactive PowerPoint! This is a fabulous resource to give to individual students, in order to help prepare them for a science assessment.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 69 Downloads
Food Webs and Making Miniature Ecosystems
Students model a food web and create a miniature ecosystem. In this animal interactions lesson, students engage in a role playing game which simulates a food web. Students then build miniature ecosystems using pop bottles, snails, plants and soil.
6th - 7th Science 53 Views 246 Downloads
Models as Tools for Ecosystem Management
Fifth graders explore the concept of environmental management. In this ecosystem instructional activity, 5th graders discover how models help scientists learn more about managing ecosystems. Students create their own model, make observations and discuss their findings.
5th Science 20 Views 96 Downloads