Rapid Ecological Assessments
Students conduct an ecological assessment of a small area on school property. They inventory plant and animal life of a sample area and make calculations to determine implications for a larger area.
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Ground Water Contamination
While intended as background information for teachers, the information about the logistics and effects of the contamination of groundwater would make an excellent supplemental piece for kids with a high reading level. While there are few...
8th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Long and Short Story of Ecological Succession
Seventh graders review the steps of ecological succession in a hardwood forest, and they review the concept of climax community. There job is to discover how succession works in other communities of living things. Students are reminded...
Pre-Assessment Activity: What Do You Know About Microbes?
In an introductory lesson plan, youngsters take a pre-assessment quiz, get a grasp of a gram of mass, and then estimate the mass of microorganisms that live within a human body. Using Glo Germ™, a material that allows you to simulate the...
5th - 8th Science
Community Ecology and Sampling
Seamounts in the Coral and Tasman Seas are home to more than 850 different species. Groups explore hydrothermal vents, researching the organisms found there and their energy source. They also learn about seamounts, exploring their unique...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable