Commensalism Teacher Resources

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Ecosystems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Five lessons take high schoolers on a journey through Australia’s ecosystems. They investigate the relationships between different organisms, examine factors that affect population sizes, and consider how energy flows into and out of an...
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ScienceWeb Australia: Years 9-10

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Science Web Australia presents a collection of three units designed for English speaking high schoolers and utilizing resources available online. The first unit focuses on ecosystems, the second on plate tectonics, and the third on the...
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Study Jams: Symbiosis

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Three types of symbiosis are explained: parasitism, commensalism, and mutualism. This is done with colorful animation and lively dialogue in a straightforward and easy-to-follow manner. Have your ecology class watch this at home and then...
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Friend, Foe, or . . .

For Teachers 5th - 6th
As a result of this lesson, upper elementary ocean explorers will be able to describe several interrelationships: symbiosis, mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. They learn that the biological richness is increased near seamounts and...
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Symbiosis: Mutualism, Commensalism, and Parasitism

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Hyenas normally hunt alone, however scientists discovered that in Israel, hyenas hunt with wolf packs. When relationships develop between different species, we call it symbiosis. The videos teach about the three types of symbiosis and an...
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Populations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The largest concentration of free-roaming wildlife in the continental United States is found in Yellowstone National Park. A video describes the three main types of population interactions: mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. It...
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Symbiosis: Helped, Harmed, or Neither?

For Students 5th - 12th
In this symbiosis worksheet, students will brainstorm 2 examples of each different type of symbiotic relationship which includes mutualism, parasitism, and commensalism.
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Symbiosis

For Teachers 7th - 9th
For this symbiosis worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer about the three types of symbiosis. They define commensalism, mutualism, and parasitism and list the important things to remember about each.
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Populations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Every species in the world has some type of relationship with another species, whether it be positive, negative, or neutral for each party. Mr. Andersen defines each type of relationship and provides clear examples under each category....
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Interactions of Living Things

For Students 6th - 8th
Is it a producer, carnivore, omnivore, scavenger, or decomposer? Different relationships among organisms are explored here. It is a simple, multiple choice assignment. Use it as a quick warm-up or quiz.
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Raven Chapter 54 Guided Notes: Community Ecology

For Students 9th - 12th
Providing a sweeping overview of population and community interactions, this ecology worksheet gets learners thinking. They differentiate between habitat and niche, describe and give exemplars of various animal and plant defenses,...
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What Relationship Do Species Have?

For Students 5th - 10th
In this species relationships worksheet, students will brainstorm animals or plants that are examples of mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism.
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Trials of Life: Living Together

For Students 7th - 9th
For this trials for life worksheet, students fill in the charts as they watch a video. Students identify the types of symbiosis as mutualism, commensalism, parasitism, or predator-prey relationship.
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Symbiosis: Help, Hinder or Destroy

For Teachers 6th Standards
Use background information and vocabulary to familiarize your students with the concept of symbiosis and the role agriculture plays in the shared relationship. They then write the vocabulary in their lab books or journals, and read the...
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Termite Symbiosis

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What happens to the wood a termite eats? Pupils learn about the three types of symbiosis with pictures of symbiotic pairs. Afterward, they determine whether there is a symbiotic relationship with a termite by dissecting termites and...
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Populations and Communities

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Someone set out to create an epic slide show on ecosystems, but seems to have stopped short. It begins by examining the parts of an ecosystem and roles that different organisms play within it. Simple, informative, and colorful, these...
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Species Interactions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Every species competes for food. The video explains interspecific competition, intraspecific competition, and the competitive exclusion principle as a part of predator-prey relationships. It also covers resource partitioning and the...
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Nitrogen Fixation, OR What a Gas!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students gain skill in the design, implementation, and reporting of a scientific research project using the scientific method. They set up an experiment to determine the effect of adding the Rhizobium bacteria to one group of legume...
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Symbiotic Relationships

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Offering a comprehensive overview of symbiotic relationships, this presentation would be a great way to introduce or review material covered in a biology class. There are definitions, examples, and a quiz on the meaning of parasitism,...
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Symbiosis

For Students 7th - 10th
In this symbiosis worksheet, students compare and contrast mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. This worksheet has 6 matching, 1 fill in the blank, and 1 short answer question.
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Frenemies, Bros and Killers: A Lesson in Symbiosis

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Animals and plants develop relationships and rely on each other to survive. Pupils learn more about symbiosis through a video, a hands-on matching activity, and a game. They differentiate and describe each type on a written evaluation.
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Ecology

For Students 6th - 12th
In this ecology learning exercise, students will look at the relationships between the biotic and abiotic factors in an ecosystem. Students will use a diagram to answer questions about food chains, tropic levels, and biomass. Students...
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Ms. Good Ch15-1 Word Search

For Students 9th - 12th
In this economics worksheet, students locate and identify various vocabulary terms related to economics and statistics. There are 14 words/phrases located in the puzzle.
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Bacteria Review

For Students 9th - 10th
In this bacteria review instructional activity, students apply their knowledge about the characteristics of bacteria to the questions provided. Students define the types of bacteria.

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