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Eighth graders study how all living things die. They are introduced tot he life cycle and the concept of an ecosystem. Students have a introductory exposure to trophic levels (producer-consumer-decomposer) in the environment.
Young scholars observe crickets in the terrarium. Have them record in their journal any evidence of crickets having senses. Then they answer questions like these: How do they use their sense organs? Where are they are located?
Young scholars examine plant systems. In this life science lesson, students explore leaf and root systems on paper in a terrarium that they design and construct.
Students study animals and how they change or migrate due to environmental changes. In this environmental lesson students use isopods to help them to draw connections between animal behavior and seasonal changes.
Young scholars study the food chain by listening to a teacher read aloud and discussing consumers and decomposers. They make a balanced ecosystem to observe the changes within each.
Seventh graders engage in a lesson plan to learn more about herpetile orgainsims. They have a background in these types before this lesson plan. Students gather specimens from various ponds, streams, and forest. The importance of the organisms to the environment is discussed in class.
Students observe walking stick insects. They prepare a habitat for a walking stick. Students discuss the characteristics of these insects. They examine the parts of the body.
Third graders identify the living and non living things in a book read aloud and discuss the interactions represented in the book. Then, they research and include a list of food that each animal needs in an ecosystem. Finally, 3rd graders observe their mini-ecosystems or artificial habitats for at least a couple of weeks, recording daily observations in their science journals.
In this English Learners number sentence worksheet, learners look at the pictures and read the description for the aquarium, terrarium, bird feeder, canary, and collar. Students then solve the riddles by inserting one of the words from the word box.
Young scholars create their own water cycle in a terrarium. In this water cycle lesson, students research the water cycle and complete a worksheet using the Internet. They create a water cycle of their own in a jar with stones, sand, soil, and seeds or plants.
Second graders identify human and insect senses and where they are located on the body. They maintain a cricket terrarium for experimentation. They realize the value of the senses by observing, recording, discussing and drawing conclusions.
Students examine the habits of various organism and evaluate the need for conserving natural resources. They role-play as migrating birds traveling between habitats encountering hazards along the way. They observe animals in a terrarium using camouflage techniques.
Students conduct an internet study regarding habitat, ecosystem, biome and the region they live in. They observe the habitat by visiting a State Park and observing the organisms in their habitat. In addition, they create their own habitat such as a terrarium,
Elementary life science explorers compare and contrast aquatic and terrestrial plants (elodea and soybeans) in a Venn diagram. Some background information is provided to support direct instruction, and general instructions are provided to guide learners through the investigation. There is no lab sheet provided; as learners are meant to record observations in a science journal.
Students engage in a lesson of investigating the amount of water that is transpired in a one day cycle. They conduct research to find the purpose of transpiration and find information to explain the value to a plant and explain how transpiration effects the climate. Students measure the water levels of a plant as it takes in water.
Students view species of plants and animals in their native habitats. They design a classroom habitat and create a plan for raising the necessary funds to accomplish their project.
Students explore timed observations for science investigations. They record ideas on a chart related to a classroom closed terrarium. They repeat their observations for several days and time observations for changing shadows during the day.
Learners explain and identify the water cycle. r cycle. They observe a video on the topic. Using Kidspiration software, students outline the four groups of the water cycle. Learners demonstrate the water cycle through the creation of a terrarium. They develop a PowerPoint presentation and share it with the class.
Fourth graders share with the class what they already know about rainforests. Using a diagram, they label the layers of the rainforests and identify the animals that live in them. In groups, they create their own rainforest environment and share them with the class.
In this earth science worksheet, students compare water-conserving conditions in different areas of their playground habitat. Then they locate and record the mass of each sponge and determine and graph the amount of water loss at regular intervals.

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