Plant Ecology Teacher Resources
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I Want It! I Need It!
Discuss wants and needs with your elementary ecologists and get them to consider what would happen to our natural resources if we all got everything that we want. Learners play a card sorting game and take an ecological footprint quiz on the Internet.
3rd - 6th Science 27 Views 31 Downloads
Arctic Food Chain
Explore the food chains that support Arctic ecosystems. A class discussion on interdependence and the different roles plants and animals play in ecosystems provides students with the knowledge to complete a worksheet asking them to create food chains involving a variety of Arctic life.
3rd - 6th Science 24 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Itaipu Dam and Power Plant (Brazil and Paraguay)
Learners study South America's Itaipu Dam and Power Plant in order to gain an understanding that hydroelectric power is a major means of generating electricity throughout the world. They also look into the environmental impacts that these types of power plants have on the environment and the animals who live there.
6th - 8th Science 4 Views 24 Downloads
Plants and Ecosystems
The relationships within and between ecosystems can be explored. after examining an area for living and non-living things students complete the same examination in the forest ecosystem. Students identify abiotic and biotic elements in an environment and compare the data.
2nd - 4th Science 37 Views 289 Downloads
A Rain Garden Year
Pupils become plants in an interpretive play that depicts what happens throughout the seasons in a rain garden. As you narrate, learners bloom, flower, and go to seed accordingly. The lesson is first in a series of lessons written for the state of Wisconsin.
K - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Bimodel Botany Bouquet
Gardeners are given an individual plant specimen from a bouquet of local rain garden plants. They group up by their plant type and then make observations together, name the plant, and introduce it to the rest of the class. You then share the scientific and common name for each plant and hold a discussion about the plants.
1st - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
First graders get out and explore two different habitats to examine how each one meets the needs of the plants and animals that dwell there. They discuss what they've learned about animal habitats as they explore the outdoor environment. This lesson plan includes several excellent extension/ assessment ideas.
1st Language Arts 32 Views 205 Downloads
Design a Regional Eco Park
Students use the Web to find out about the plants and animals that live in their local area. They design eco parks containing local plants and animals. They utilize websites imbedded in this plan to visit other ecoparks to get ideas for theirs.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Students lay out transect lines beside a local stream or river. There they record species of plants and insects living around the stream. By doing so, students explore how to use transect sampling techniques, use a variety of methods to sample species.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 4: Which Team Are You On?
Who is not drawn to trading cards? In this instructional activity, junior ecologists create a trading card of an animal or plant from one of Arizona's biotic communities. Gorgeous sample cards are provided in the lesson plan as well as a plethora of resource links that learners can use to collect information.
6th - 10th Science 57 Views 52 Downloads
Students explore, experience and experiment identifying the human impact on the environment of vegetative differences within the same biome. They assess what causes deserts, rain forests, savannahs, tundras and saguaros and how these changes effect a plant and animals survival.
8th - 10th Science 7 Views 31 Downloads
Monster Plants Storia Teaching Guide
Who wouldn't want to read a book about monster plants? Get those kids into informational texts with an engaging topic, like meat eating plants! You'll use the teaching guide to provide structured practice as your class reads to comprehend. They'll make predictions, preview vocabulary, define cause and effect, and engage in small and full group discussions.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 137 Views 432 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Magnifying and Observing Cells
Though it isn't a novel activity to prepare onion cell and Elodea plant cell slides as examples of cells in a microbiology unit, this resource will leave you thoroughly prepared. As pupils examine the slides that they prepare, they draw what they see.
5th - 8th Science 95 Views 80 Downloads
Plants, Ecology, Seed Planting
First graders use senses to examine objective or events, then gather and interpret data with instruments. They design invention to support or refute hypothesis, then generate, record, and organize data. They improve environmental decision skills.
1st Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Investigative Case - "Malama Keone'o'io"
Learners study techniques for conducting a local environmental assessment in an ecologically sensitive area. Identification of native plants and methodologies for sampling is taught in the classroom and then reinforced in the field. The module also includes a community awareness and conservation aspect.
12th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Growing Vegetable Soup
Students use children's literature in order to think about the concept of creating a garden. This is done through conducting simple research about types of plants that could be grown in the area and how to care for them. Then the garden is planted and the rates of growth are recorded periodically.
K - 5th Science 3 Views 21 Downloads
Ecology of The Sonoran Desert Soil Crusts: Biology, Geology
This lesson is designed after research done on the ecology of soil lichen in the Tucson Basin area during the summers of 1997 and 1998. Its purpose is to guide students into adopting the problem solving thinking of ecologists. The lesson encompasses all t
6th - 11th Science 6 Views 21 Downloads