Ecosystem Teacher Resources
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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
Plankton: so much more than just a SpongeBob character. Three different activities have kids looking at both phytoplankton and zooplankton in pictures, as well as collecting their own samples (depending on your access to a saltwater system) and examining them under a microscope, then creating and testing plankton models.
4th - 12th Science 10 Views 8 Downloads
New Review Treatment Plants
Young scientists explore nature's water treatment plants in this simple science demonstration. By placing a stalk of celery in a cup of water mixed with food coloring, children are able to observe how plants absorb nutrients and contaminants from water, helping to remove harmful impurities.
1st - 6th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Where in the world is the equator? Explore a world map with your class, coloring in oceans, continents, and rainforests while locating the three major lines of latitude: the equator, Tropic of Cancer, and Tropic of Capricorn. Discuss how the tropical belt is where the sun's energy is focused, allowing for the growth of rainforests.
K - 4th Science 27 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What's Hidden Among the Tallest Trees on Earth?
Hidden hundreds of feet above the ground in the redwoods of Northern California is a whole world that was just waiting to be discovered. This video tells the story of Stephen Sillett who, inspired by his grandmother, set out to explore the incredible diversity of life found in the canopies of these enermous, ancient trees.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Beneficial Bug Scavenger Hunt
Many people think of bugs as annoying pests to be squashed, but most insects and spiders are beneficial, eating the actual pests or pollinating plants. After reviewing some of the common bugs in your area (they may differ from those included in the lesson, which was designed in Kentucky), take your class outside and let them make some observations.
6th - 8th Science 6 Views 3 Downloads
An Environmental Puzzle: The Carbon Cycle
Middle school science stars examine fuels and energy with a variety of activities. They begin with a KWL chart, read an informative passage, and then complete a puzzle. The puzzle itself is included. Cleverly, each piece corresponds to a statement which learners must determine if it is true or false.
6th - 8th Science 34 Views 157 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2007
Environmental science enthusiasts show what they know at the end of the year by taking this full-fledged final exam. They answer multiple choice, graph interpretation, and essay analysys questions, 73 of them in all. Topics range from cell structure and function to population ecology.
9th - 12th Science 26 Views 160 Downloads
What's in That Cake?
Cooperative groups research trip logs from deep-sea expeditions and explore characteristics of deepwater habitats. Using a cake as the ocean floor, they work together to decorate it as a model of such habitats. They also prepare a written description of their model, detailing what organisms occupy each part.
5th - 7th Science 14 Views 41 Downloads
Make a Difference!
We are very dependent upon other life forms around us to survive. Here, scholars explore relationships in the ecosystem with the help of Auntie Litter and the pollution patrol. They imagine a world without grass, making connections to other life forms this would drastically effect.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 54 Downloads
Mixed Media Underwater Mural
Now this is the type of activity that can engage the whole class. After completing a unit on fresh water ecosystems and animal life, learners help design and create a three-dimensional mural. They use what they've learned in science to inform the choices they make in art.
1st - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 13 Downloads
A Tour Down the Hudson River
Students 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
Do you have a pond in your backyard? While typically used for recreational or aesthetic purposes, ponds actually provide a habitat for several species. Identify some of the benefits aquatic plants have on pond ecosystems, and learn small ways to control plant populations.
3 mins 6th - 12th Science 5 Views 4 Downloads
Multi-Media for Ecosystems
Fifth graders create an ecosystem website. In this ecosystems lesson, 5th graders create an imaginary country and create an ecosystem for it. Students link ecosystem webpages to their own and add sound to the page. Students present to the class the part of the web page they created.
5th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 29 Downloads
Casual Patterns in Ecosystems
Ecology explorers or beginning biologists view a time-lapse film of decaying strawberries. They discuss how decomposition occurs and what factors might affect the rate of decay. Alone, the lesson plan is lacking engaging attributes. However, if you use this to prepare learners to set up a decomposition experiment, it would make this foundational lesson complete.
7th - 10th Science 3 Views 1 Download
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 55 Views 90 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 27 Views 26 Downloads
Using Wisconsin Fast Plants to Teach Energy Flow into the Ecosystem
The amazing process of a plant growing from a seed is the focus of this science lesson. Your class works in groups for a short time each day to document the growth of a plant they have sown from a seed. They utilize AlphaSmart devices, digital cameras, and keep a written journal with their observations.
6th Science 3 Views 1 Download