Ecosystem Teacher Resources
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Breaking Down Ecosystems
Ecosystems are crucial in allowing for the flow of energy. In this collection, learners look at how energy flows from one organism to another through food chains and food webs. With videos, interactives, and worksheets, the material in the collection is great for a week long study of ecosystems. The end of the collection provides a quiz for young life scientists to show what they learned.
6th - 8th
LS2C - Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience
How do ecosystems react to change over time? Show your class how natural and man-made factors affect the organisms in an area using the guidelines in a video about standard LS2C. Topics include biotic and abiotic factors, biodiversity,...
7 mins 3rd - 12th
LS2B - Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
Produce, consume, decompose...repeat! Examine how matter and energy cycles in ecosystems by watching a video discussing NGSS standard LS2B. The narrator explains the requirements of the standard at each grade level, plus gives tips to...
8 mins 3rd - 12th
Ecosystem Interdependence: Managing Salmon for Healthy Forests
Examine the impact the fishing industry has on local ecosystems. The hands-on lesson begins with an experiment that tests the effectiveness of fish-based fertilizers. It continues with a computer-based module that simulates sustainable...
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Using Environmental Models to Determine the Effect of Acid Rain on an Ecosystem
Demonstrate to your middle school science learners how chalk breaks down in a weak acid. Discuss what affects acidic rain might have on ecosystems. Lab groups then choose one of two questions: "How does acid precipitation affect an...
7th - 8th
Ecosystems and the Flow of Energy
Different ecosystems thrive in various places, with a variety of habitats, including specific plants and animals that have adapted to survive in those specific conditions. But they all have one thing in common: all of the energy that living organisms need originates from the sun. Plants use the sun's energy to grow; animals eat the plants; and humans eat the animals. This is just one example that represents the flow of energy in an ecosystem. Here is a collection of videos that describes how energy is passed along from one living thing to the next, and how plants and animals are interconnected through various paths. Note: The videos are listed in the order then are meant for viewing.
3rd - 8th