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Young scholars distinguish between natural and man-made ecosystems. In this exploratory lesson students describe preventative measures to ecological problems.
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Ecosystem Interdependence: Managing Salmon for Healthy Forests
Examine the impact the fishing industry has on local ecosystems. The hands-on lesson begins with an experiment that tests the effectiveness of fish-based fertilizers. It continues with a computer-based module that simulates sustainable...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Study Jams! Changes in Ecosystems
Our scholarly friends head to the lake to go fishing and are unpleasantly surprised by the algae filling the water. They talk about primary and secondary succession as different ways that ecosystems are changed. Show the short video,...
5th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
LS2C - Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience
How do ecosystems react to change over time? Show your class how natural and man-made factors affect the organisms in an area using the guidelines in a video about standard LS2C. Topics include biotic and abiotic factors, biodiversity,...
7 mins 3rd - 12th Science
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
LS2A - Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
Everybody needs somebody... especially in nature! Show your young ecologists the finer points of NGSS standard LS2A, Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems, using the helpful ideas in the video. The narrator discusses the...
8 mins K - 12th Science