Biomass Pyramid Cut and Paste
Students recognize the relationship of organisms between trophic levels. They predict the amount and flow of energy from one trophic level to the next. In addition, they vocabulary and concepts of ecology and organism relationships.
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Ecological Pyramids interdependence, food chains, food webs, trophic levels
Young scientists explore the interdependence of organisms with this simple life science activity. Using the provided template, students create and label tiered pyramids that model the hierarchy of trophic levels in ecosystems.
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Reforestation: Impact on Climate
If trees fall in a forest, we may not hear them, but the ecosystem knows the difference. Learners examine the cost of deforestation on local ecosystems with a focus on global climate change. The lesson examines the impact on the carbon...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Plants in Your Gas Tank: From Photosynthesis to Ethanol
Explore ethanol and how it is produced. Young scientists investigate photosynthesis and fermentation to the concept of conservation of energy and mass. They discuss the environmental and economical benefits of ethanol as a fuel additive.
7th - 12th Science
The Importance of Sharks: You Do The Math!
Elementary ecologists examine trophic relationships using a coral reef food pyramid as an example. They play a game applying math skills that ultimately demonstrate the important role of the ever-scary top predator, the shark. This is a...
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable