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What Makes an Ecosystem?
Students inquire about Earth science by participating in a flash card activity. In this ecosystem lesson, students discuss what the elements in an ecosystem consist of and examine flash cards which contain images of plants and animals. Students practice studying and memorizing the information of each plant and animal by quizzing other students with the cards.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 55 Views 317 Downloads
Fourth graders create an ecosystem as a class. They have already produced smaller ones. They use a pond or something similar on school grounds to meet the needs of certain plants and animals of their ecosystem. Specifically created will be a terrarium and an aquarium.
4th Science 6 Views 17 Downloads
Sea Connections: Marine Ecosystems
Students identify producers and consumers from marine ecosystems and describe the balance among them in the environments. After constructing a food chain from a marine ecosystem, they examine human activities that can upset the balance of the ecosystems.
6th - 10th Science 6 Views 5 Downloads
Classroom Ecosystems: Windows on our Environment
Students in a special education classroom examine their relationship with the environment. As a class, they examine the concept of a web of life and create their own classroom ecosystem. In groups, they record their observations and make predictions on what they believe might happen in the ecosystem.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 49 Downloads
The Integration of Science and Math Through Ecosystems
Students use the disciplines of math and science to examine ecosystems. In groups, they calculate the amount of supplies they would need to live in the classroom for one day, a week and a year. Using this information, they apply it to situations facing the world.
5th - 8th Math 9 Views 92 Downloads
Coastal Ecosystem Connections
Learners study ecosystems and storms effect on them. In this ecosystems instructional activity, students discuss how tropical storms effect ecosystems. Learners read the Ocean News article and then work in groups to research an ecosystem. Students list the ecosystem's species and create a visual representation about the organisms.
6th - 9th Science 4 Views 6 Downloads
Students explore ecosystem enigmas. Pretending to be an ecologists, students solve ecosystem enigmas. They discuss human inventions and how they affect the ecosystem. Students participate in an activity to describe the relationship between predator and prey.
6th - 9th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Exploring Marine Ecosystems in the Caribbean and Maine
Students compare the marine habitats of Maine and the Caribbean using temperature, tides, ocean currents, latitude and longitude. For this marine ecosystems lesson, students analyze maps to complete graphic organizers that evaluate the viability of marine life in the different ecosystems.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
A Puzzling Look At Our Ecosystem
Third graders study the temperate deciduous forest. In this ecosystem lesson, 3rd graders read an article and answer questions about the temperate deciduous forest ecosystem. Working in groups, students create a collage on a jigsaw puzzle piece representing the climate, vegetation or animals found in this ecosystem.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 27 Downloads
Let's Create an Ecosystem
Seventh graders discover how an ecosystem works by creating one in class. In this Earth science lesson, 7th graders study vocabulary terms associated with ecosystem and read environment handouts. Students create an observatory ecosystem using a one gallon jar, insects, and a shovel.
7th Science 3 Views 26 Downloads
Populations and Ecosystems
Sixth graders examine the factors that influence the stability of ecosystems. They construct a miniature ecosystem in a jar that includes plants, small fish, and snails, record the population changes over a period of four weeks, and write sentences using ecology vocabulary words.
6th Science 3 Views 20 Downloads