Plant Ecology Teacher Resources
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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 136 Views 430 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 25 Views 29 Downloads
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 34 Views 287 Downloads
Plants and Animals
Seventh graders discover the interconnectedness of plants and animals in ecosystems. In groups, they create a food web and discuss the problems when one link of the chain is broken. To end the lesson, they set up a balanced environment and identify the factors that are needed to keep it balanced.
7th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
"Ecological Services" is a unique look at how natural ecosystems provide resources and supportive processes to sustain human life. It examines the value of food production, gases and water recycling, climate moderation, genetic records, pharmaceuticals, and even recreation.
9th - Higher Ed Science 10 Views 34 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 5 Views 28 Downloads
Rapid Ecological Assessment
Using a stretched wire coat hanger as a quadrant, small groups of junior ecologists take population samples. They combine their findings to make a general ecological assessment. Unfortunately, within such a small square, there will rarely be much wildlife to count.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 27 Downloads
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 28 Views 201 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 7 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
AP environmental science or college-level ecology classes will glean a tremendous amount of information on nutrient cycles from this detailed PowerPoint. It covers nutrient requirements, biogeochemcial cycles, decomposition rates, and plant adaptations when nutrient conditions are low.
11th - Higher Ed Science 25 Views 74 Downloads
Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 4: Which Team Are You On?
Who is not drawn to trading cards? For this lesson, 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 56 Views 50 Downloads
Young biologists identify how plants and animals are affected by changes in their ecosystem and environment. The concepts of succession, maintenance of habitats, interrelationships, and adaptation are all discussed. This well-developed lesson has terrific activities and worksheets embedded in it that should make it easy to implement.
5th Science 11 Views 18 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 21 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Flowers Seeking Pollinators
Why are flowers so darn pretty? Well, as your class will find out, it has a little something to do with pollination and plant reproduction. The class discusses all the things that make flowers attractive and how those attractive features lure birds, bats, animals, and insects to help them pollinate other plants or disperse their seeds.
3rd - 7th Science 60 Views 70 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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