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You and Your Microbes

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Humans are like planets, hosting a plethora of microbial communities. This concept is explored with vivid narration and animation, bringing to light the benefits of the huge variety of microbes that live in and on our bodies. What a fun...
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Plankton to Penguins: Antarctic Food Web

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A well-written lesson plan, second in a series of four, gets high schoolers exploring how the Antarctic food web is impacted by climate change and the associated melting of polar ice sheets. It begins with a PowerPoint presentation about...
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The Flower and the Fly

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
It's like a biological "Beauty and the Beast!" The fascinating mutualism between a South African meganosed fly and a deep-throated geranium builds a case study in coevolution for your biology buffs to analyze. After reading about this...
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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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What a Web We Weave!

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
It is always fun to weave a web when studying the relationships in ecosystems! Thirty organism name cards are provided. Divide the class into groups of eight, then give each participant a card and the group a few long strands of yarn....
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Bug Lyphe!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Introduce ecology classes to biodiversity and interdependence in ecosystems with a PowerPoint presentation. Then, they get up-close and personal with the invertebrate world by collecting insects, classifying them, and graphing their...
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One Ocean: It Matters!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here is the first of four poignant lessons on how humans and oceans interact, even if people live far from the coast. This particular lesson also examines studies that are taking place in Antarctica of how climate change is affecting the...
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Population Limiting Factors ~ Boom or Bust!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There was a situation in the Kaibab desert of Arizona during which the deer population exploded. Wildlife biologists examine historical data using a graphing calculator in order to learn about population growth, limiting factors, and...
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Ecological Services

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
"Ecological Services" is a unique look at how natural ecosystems provide resources and supportive processes to sustain human life. It examines the value of food production, gases and water recycling, climate moderation, genetic records,...
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Dirt Babies

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Dirt babies are an excellent way to show young botanists the plant life cycle. They explore the functions and industry behind grasses before growing some of their own. Use the informational text here and consider implementing some...
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Maritime Shipping on the Great Lakes and the Link to the Lake Erie Water Snake

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Eager ecology learners read about characteristics of the Lake Erie water snake and the round goby fish. They find that the goby is an invasive species, introduced to Lake Erie in 1990, and has since had an impact on the water snake...
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Jeopardy: 1st Semester Biology Review

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Review general biology concepts with this fun version of Jeopardy. There are actually two separate games within this set of slides. The first covers scientific method, ecology, properties of water, and enzymes, while the second covers...
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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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The Pollinator

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
What do bees and children have in common? They both love their sweets. Decorate a flower pot or bucket to look like a brightly colored flower and fill it with wrapped candy and cheese puffs. Have learners reach into grab the candy,...
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Ecosystems and Change

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Pairs of ecologists select an animal and investigate an ecosystem from its point of view. This simple instructional activity involves Internet research and putting together a presentation of collected information. 
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Links in the Chain of Life

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Using the prairie dog community as an example, middle school ecologists examine the food web. Pairs of learners take one species in the community and research its role in the ecosystem. They share their findings with the rest of the...
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Web of Life (Varitation)

For Students 6th - 10th
Students create a food web game similar to Web of Life. They locate a large area, gather some labels for herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, one label for man, and another for plant and several large balls of wool or yarn in different...
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STEMbite: Engaging Plants

For Students 1st - 6th
The science teacher discusses features of weeds in his backyard and how their thorns are used by the plant to engage animals. Other methods that plants use to engage animals include appearance, scent, and the taste of their products. Mr....
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Bartering, an Early Form of Interdependence

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore the the benefits and problems associated with a barter system in the Colonies and trace its relationship to the development of interdependence that this system creates. An experience of bartering is created in this...
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Introduction to Fair Trade

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars investigate fair trade practices. For this economics lesson, students conduct collaborative research on fair trade practices, the controversies of trade, and the effects of fair trade practices. Young scholars present...
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Mining and Boulder County History

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars examine a variety of aspects dealing with family life, survival, and mining in Colorado using primary and secondary sources. Research resources and handouts provide a background for this ten lesson unit.
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For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students study the interdependence of an ecosystem that allows it to sustain itself. They examine the Western lowland gorillas for an example.
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Make a Difference!

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
We are very dependent upon other life forms around us to survive. Here, scholars explore relationships in the ecosystem with the help of Auntie Litter and the pollution patrol. They imagine a world without grass, making connections to...
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Cooperation, Trust and Interdependence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students experience what it is like to depend on a group for their safety and to accomplish a goal. They increase their need for interdependence and cooperation in building relationships. Students need to explore the effective...