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425 resources with the keyterm ecology

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How Much Water Do You Use?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Incorporate reading strategies, math, research, and the scientific method into one lesson about water conservation. After reading a story about a landlady trying to determine how many people are living in an apartment, learners develop a...
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Conserving our Spectacular, Vulnerable Coral Reefs

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
A three-minute clip covers a new strategy for protecting the coral reefs of Fiji while still allowing fishermen to harvest the fish that people survive on. Connectivity is the name of the game. This colorfully animated resource is a...
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Streetfilms' Moving Beyond the Automobile

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
This is an exceptional series that you can use in an environmental or engineering unit. There are four lessons: "Sustainable Transportation," "Designing for Safety," "Changing the Landscape," and "Engaging in Policy." Each lesson...
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What is an Ecological Footprint?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Introduce youngsters to the term ecological footprint. Learners identify ways in which humans affect the environment. They look at the problems associated with the use of natural resources, and focus on ways to preserve natural...
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Wetland Transects

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Population Ecology

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
A complete study of population ecology is covered by this learning exercise. Biology or ecology learners answer questions and interpret population graphs. This can be used as the intended guided notes learning exercise or assigned as...
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Ghostbusting in the Chesapeake

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ghost pots, fishing gear lost during crabbing expeditions, continue to trap crabs that are never collected. Increase your budding ecologists' awareness of human impact on the environment as well as conservation efforts using this...
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Who Lives in the Water? Stream Side Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Andree Walker thought of everything when he wrote this resource. It includes a detailed list of materials and background information links for the teacher. In addition, it has procedures, a macroinvertebrate identification key, and tally...
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Analysis of Energy Usage & Methods to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Working in groups of two, learners examine their own carbon footprints and energy consumption, then determine a plan to reduce their impacts on the environment. Although designed to be a final project for a chemistry class, the...
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Arctic Food Chain

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
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...
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Ecology & Conservation

For Teachers K - 3rd
How much trash does an average family produce in 24 hours? Where does that trash end up? Get your youngsters thinking about ecology and conservation as they discuss the impact pollution has on the marine environment. After a deep...
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Biomes : Savanna

For Teachers 4th - 8th
A savanna only gets about four inches of rainfall during the dry season, making it a very interesting biome. Take a tour of the East African Savanna and learn about the two seasons, the animal populations, and the effects humans have on...
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Biomes : Freshwater

For Teachers 4th - 8th
About 70% of the earth's surface is covered in water, but how much of this water is fresh? Show this video to introduce your conservationists to the freshwater biome and the species that live there.
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Biomes : Wetlands

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Can you guess which biome used to be considered useless? Because of our ignorance, we destroyed it for development and agricultural purposes. Wetlands were viewed as wastelands until recently, when preservationists started to realize the...
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Stabilization Wedges Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Teamwork and critical thinking combine to for a creative lesson plan on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Ebullient environmental studies learners play a game in which they strategize how to place colorful energy wedges together to...
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A Matter of Accountability

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Pupils conduct a mock trial focusing on environmental accountability of industrialized nations. As an example, they evaluate evidence provided on carbon dioxide emissions. They participate in a mock trial of industrialized nations by the...
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Steinbeck and Ecology

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Does The Grapes of Wrath hold as much relevance today as it did in the 1930s? Use this presentation to introduce John Steinbeck and one of his greatest novels. The author of this presentation encourages a connection between the Dust Bowl...
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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 activity gets learners thinking. They differentiate between habitat and niche, describe and give exemplars of various animal and plant defenses, explain...
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Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 1: Mapping Biotic Communities

For Teachers 6th - 10th
As part of a unit on Arizona's biotic communities, young ecology learners create a map. They describe how humans and animals adapt in their habitat. They take notes and create graphic organizers from articles they read. Beautiful maps,...
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Food Webs

For Teachers 4th
Focus on building strong technology skills while teaching basic scientific concepts. Fourth graders work with the school media specialist to research, collect digital images, and create a multimedia presentation on food webs. They...
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A River Ran Wild: An Environmental History

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The Nashua River serves as the focal point of an investigation of the treatment of and care for natural resources. A reading of A River Rand Wild: An Environmental History by Lynne Cherry, launches the study and class members consider...
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Collecting Compost

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners identify the three stages of soil decomposition. In this life science lesson, students make their own compost pile and observe its dynamics from week to week. They collect temperature data and observations.
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Scallops - The Scoop on Scallops

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Activate your future scientists' minds by teaching them about scallops, then give them an opportunity to analyze scallop populations within and outside of protected ocean areas. If you want to explore the effects of protecting...
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Rapa River Watch

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Assess the risk of introducing a non-native species of snail to four different estuaries. Lab groups conduct research as habitat evaluation and present their conclusions to the class. The resource has a comprehensive booklet containing...