Populations and Ecosystems
Sixth graders define terms prey, predator, and scavenger, describe predator-prey relationship, discuss effects of a lack of predators in an environment, and separate the role of the scavenger from that of the predator.
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It’s a Plankton Eat Plankton World
For as small as they are, plankton sure play an enormous role in maintaining marine ecosystems. Dive into an investigation of these tiny organisms with a hands-on life science activity in which children cut out pictures of sea animals...
3rd - 7th Science CCSS: Designed
New Review Vultures: India's Clean-Up Crew
Find your niche in the science classroom. Learners study the role of niche populations within an ecosystem and consider the impact of the loss of these organisms. Their investigation includes vultures, honey bees, and mosquitoes.
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
New Review Farming the Desert: The Science Behind Desertification
Learn the implications of extreme climate changes on ecosystems. Young earth scientists explore the desertification of areas in West Africa and consider implemented solutions. Their study includes analysis of climate data from the area...
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Designed
Living & Non-Living Interactions
What better way to learn about ecosystems than by getting outside and observing them first hand? Accompanying a field trip to a local park or outdoor space, this series of collaborative activities engages children in learning about the...
2nd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Food Chains and Food Webs
Jump into an exploration of marine ecosystems with the first lesson in this four-part series. After first learning about crustaceans, mollusks, and other forms of sea life, young marine biologists view a PowerPoint presentation that...
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable