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Study Jams! Changes in EcosystemsLesson Planet
3 mins 5th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Our scholarly friends head to the lake to go fishing and are unpleasantly surprised by the algae filling the water. They talk about primary and secondary succession as different ways that ecosystems are changed. Show the short video,...
Ecosystem Lesson Plan: Food Chain/Food WebLesson Planet
3rd - 4th
Students discuss ecosystems, eliciting their current knowledge of an ecosystem. Students receive an Ecosystems document and look at the picture. Students brainstorm connection between the cover picture and ecosystems. The indicated...
Earth's Endangered EcosystemsLesson Planet
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
A vegetable garden is an example of a man-made ecosystem. Here, learners explore the natural ecosystems of the world. In groups, scholars determine the problems their assigned ecosystem faces and, as a class, reach a consensus on the...
Introducing Ecosystem ServicesLesson Planet
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Purifying air and water, providing soil in which to grow crops, and moving water through its natural cycle are all services an ecosystem provides that benefit humans. Lesson four in a series lets learners explore and discuss the value of...
Coastal Peru: The Amazing Biodiversity of a Coastal EcosystemLesson Planet
45 mins 3rd - 8th
Peru's coastal ecosystem is only one of the country's amazing features. But travelers don't need passports, expensive plane tickets, or heavy suitcases to examine the biodiversity of coastal Peru. Armed with a field trip log and graphic...