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Aquatic Ecosystems

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Aquatic ecosystems are important in nutrient recycling and play a major role in supporting all of the different biomes. Learners explore a variety of aquatic ecosystems including freshwater and marine areas with a helpful presentation....
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Study Jams! Aquatic Ecosystems

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Mia's friends are fish-sitting while she is away on vacation. Zoe divulges to Sam that different animals need different habitats, and that there are both freshwater and saltwater ecosystems. Examples of the kinds of organisms found in...
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Using Environmental Models to Determine the Effect of Acid Rain on an Ecosystem

For Teachers 7th - 8th
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...
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Aquatic Ecosystems

For Teachers K - 7th
Students study the diversity of marine life and their habitats.  In this aquatic ecosystems lesson students complete a lab activity and experiment. 
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Dissolved Oxygen in an Aquatic Ecosystem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explain why dissolved oxygen is important in aquatic ecosystems. They evaluate the optimal dissolved oxygen levels for living organisms.
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The Marvels of Mud

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Young scientists roll up their sleeves and get a little dirty in this three-day earth science investigation. Following the scientific method, children monitor the growth of algae in pond water samples in order to determine the role that...
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Aquatic Ecosystem Exploration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils visit a local stream, pond, creek, or river and collect macroinvertebrates. They sort macroinvertebrates and identify each species using a dichotomous key. Students decide on trophic levels and construct a possible food web for...
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Bio Build-up

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Trace pollutants through the environment in the seventh lesson of this series on the science of food. Looking at a picture of the plants and animals in an aquatic ecosystem, learners use dot stickers to represent harmful chemicals as...
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Probing an Aquatic Ecosystem

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore populations of ecosystems.  In this middle school science/math instructional activity, students observe an aquatic ecosystem over a four to six week period, collecting data on temperature and pH values as well as...
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Build Your Own Ocean Ecosystem

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Hold the sea in the palm of your hand! Amateur oceanographers work together to create models of an ocean ecosystem in the sixth and final installment in a series. Raise awareness of global ocean health issues through guided research,...
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Aquatic Roots

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scientist use reference materials to research various local aquatic plants and or animals to find out whether they are natives or exotics. They investigate their impacts on people, other animals and the environment. Students...
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For Teachers 6th - 11th
Give your environmental or life science class a splash of aquatic ecosystems information using this presentation. The ten slides introduce viewers to aquatic ecosystems and three prominent microorganisms: hydras, rotifers, and...
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Does the Introduction of Pesticides and Fertilizers Alter an Aquatic Ecosystem?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners conduct an experiment using a small sample from a local water source. They introduce fertilizers and pesticides, separately, and carefully examine the results in their simulated aquatic ecosystem.
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For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students observe the effects of eutrophication and determine why it is harmful to aquatic ecosystems. They create mason jar ecosystems to observe the growth of algae in pond water. In addition, they observe the effect of introducing...
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Go Eco! Ecosystems

For Teachers 7th - 10th
How is a movie theater like a desert biome? Compare systems to ecosystems with a set of activities that focuses on accessing multiple intelligences and building upon knowledge. As learners discuss the ways elements of an ecosystem depend...
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Aquatic Ecosystems

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders record information on aquatic ecosystems and create a labeled diagram of an ecosystem of their choice. They can choose from an ocean zone, estuary, river, lakes, or beaches. The student has to explain their biome of choice.
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Ecological Succession

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Brief, but befitting, this PowerPoint introduces onlookers to the concept of ecological succession. Photos and vivid diagrams bring the process to life. As a bonus, succession in aquatic ecosystems is explored. The presentation concludes...
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Study Jams! Biomes

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Do you know the difference between a biome and an ecosystem? Teach elementary ecologists exactly what a biome is with this captivating cartoon! It discusses six biomes: taiga, tundra, deciduous forest, desert, tropical rainforest, and...
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Biomes of Utah

For Teachers 4th - 5th
A fabulous PowerPoint displays photographs and related information about the desert, forest, alpine forest, and aquatic ecosystems found in Utah. The section on deserts is comprehensive; including facts about five desert animals and...
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Changes in Ecosystems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does water pollution affect the environment? Provide your class with the resources to answer this question as they learn about eutrophication and ecosystem changes. Over two weeks, they simulate the effects of pollution on the...
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Water and Land Ecosystems

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate the differences between a land and aquatic ecosystem. They use the information in order to present it in an assessment. There are target questions that can be used to guide research, lead a classroom discussion, or...
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Monitoring Aquatic Ecosystems Lesson Plan

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students perform an experiment to test the quality of the water in a marsh.
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Making an Ecosystem: Aquarium Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore aquariums and terrariums. In this ecosystem lesson, students begin to understand the interdependent relationship between animals and different environments. Students create their own ecosystem using live animals.
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Ecosystem In A Bottle

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Ecosystem activities show how everyone and everything is interconnected. The smallest change can make a big impact.

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