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Students present information about a species, its niche, and adaptations. In this lesson on animal environments, students explore how surroundings can affect a given population resulting in adaptation.
Using a miniature coral reef aquarium kit, young ecologists model this unique ecosystem. They research various coral reef organisms and their niches, and they culminate the project by working together to write a report. Use this activity as an enrichment when you are teaching an ecology unit to your life science learners.
Twelfth graders explain relationships and interactions between species, the difference between a fundamental niche and a realized niche. They explore the various species interactions from their classmates through the jigsaw activity.
Young scholars design a functional model of a coral reef ecosystem. In this coral reef lesson, students identify the energy sources and material cycles of a coral reef. They write an essay about their niche in their own ecosystem.
Student compare and contrast a habitat and a niche. They explain an animal's habitat, niche, and the possible relationship it may have with other organisms. Students create and draw a new organism and describe its habitat.
Students examine the differences between biotic and abiotic factors, explain the difference between habitat and niche and compare how organisms get their nutritional needs.  In this local environment lesson students trace the path of energy and matter in an ecosystem. 
Students view a video clip about animals and their habitats. They work together to discuss how different animals adapt to their environments. They create a new habitat for a specific animal and draw new adaptations for them.
Students explore coral reef ecosystems.  In this ecosystems science lesson, students research coral reef ecosystems to determine the major functions the participating organisms must perform.  Students construct a miniature coral reef ecosystem incorporating materials necessary for survival based on their research. Extensive background information is provided.
Students study what a niche is and its role in a community.  In this cats lesson students research the Internet for information on big cat species. 
Middle schoolers are introduced to the various organisms that live in a salt marsh. They recognize adaptations of organisms that live in the salt marsh. Pupils review concepts of the ecosystem and niche. Students explain the different roles in an ecosystem using the example of a salt marsh. They demonstrate how abiotic factors such as wind, sun, water and oxygen affect biotic factors in an ecosystem.
In this ecology worksheet, 6th graders will review ecology vocabulary words by circling the word that doesn't belong in each group of words for 6 questions. Then students will determine if 9 statements relating to animal and plant roles in a ecosystem are true or false. Students will complete a chart and place animals given as a producer, consumer, or decomposer. Finally, students will complete 3 multiple choice questions.
In this endangered species worksheet, students do research about the American bald eagle and describe its niche, its habitat and why its been an endangered species.
Students explore the concept of entrepreneurship. In this entrepreneurship lesson, students read an article about a small shoe company who manages to compete with the show giants. Students discuss why this small shoe company has found success. Students discuss another small company that has managed to compete with its giant counterparts.
Fourth graders design an insect home using recyclable materials making sure that the organism's needs are met. They study the concepts of niche, habitat and survival requirements.
Life science learners measure and record traits of seeds, leaves, and their own hands and then graph the data to find a continous distribution curve. They compare and color diagrams of seven different animals' forelimbs (not included), note the adaptations, and relate them to the animals' habitats. Finally, they compare earlobes and construct a pedigree chart. These engaging and educational activities are thoroughly explained in a way that makes them easy to carry out with your biology class.
Students build mine-earthworm habitats to discover their niche in them. They make predictions about what the niche looks like in a week and draw a picture of it. Students notice the tunnels in the soil and how the sand and dirt are now mixed before releasing the worms into the environment.
Seventh graders investigate the different types of biological niches there are in the world while gathering information to correctly define the concept. They choose an animal and use the information to design an art project that includes a writing portion that includes at least one paragraph.
High schoolers examine the differences in pH tolerance between the two species and relate these differences to their respective niches.
Seventh graders research the behavior of a certain animal or reptile. In this ecology lesson plan, 7th graders describe the the animal's habitat and survival mechanisms. They create a brochure using the information they gathered.
In this niches worksheet, students will observe 2 different bird species around their home or school and complete a chart comparing the birds' food, home, habits, and description.

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