Ecology and the Ecosystem
In this science worksheet, students locate 20 terms about the ecosystem in a word search. Answers are available in various formats.
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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
Calculating Your Ecological Footprint
You can lower your ecological footprint by recycling! Lesson four in this series of five has individuals, through the use of a computer, calculate their ecological footprints. Through discussions and analysis they determine how many...
7th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Earth's Endangered Ecosystems
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...
7th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction to Ecology
An educational video offers an overview of ecology and discusses the levels of organization from biosphere down to organisms. It also compares terms such as habitats versus niches, generalist versus specialist, and biotic versus abiotic.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
LS2B - Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
Produce, consume, decompose...repeat! Examine how matter and energy cycles in ecosystems by watching a video discussing NGSS standard LS2B. The narrator explains the requirements of the standard at each grade level, plus gives tips to...
8 mins 3rd - 12th Science
Why Is Biodiversity So Important?
There are millions of plant and animal species on the planet, but why do we need so many? Follow along with this short video as it explains how biodiversity helps strengthen ecosystems, allowing them to adapt to change so that life...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable