Animal Ecology Teacher Resources

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Breaking Down Ecosystems

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Ecosystems are crucial in allowing for the flow of energy. In this collection, learners look at how energy flows from one organism to another through food chains and food webs. With videos, interactives, and worksheets, the material in...
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Crash Course: Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine an entire biology course in one collection of 40 videos! Based on the AP Biology curriculum, viewers learn about the things that make up living things and the processes that keep organisms alive. They also learn how to identify...
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Ecology Integration Using IMovie

For Teachers 5th
Amazing! Any 5th grader would be more than willing to participate in this project. Students are broken into groups, each group reads one book from a list of five. They use their book as the basis for choosing an animal and environment to...
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Animal Behavior

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students observe animal behaviors and record their observations. In this animal behavior lesson students record animal behaviors at specific intervals of time using an ethogram. Students may first practice an ethogram using a classmate....
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Raven Chapter 54 Guided Notes: Community Ecology

For Students 9th - 12th
Providing a sweeping overview of population and community interactions, this ecology worksheet gets learners thinking. They differentiate between habitat and niche, describe and give exemplars of various animal and plant defenses,...
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Community Ecology

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Chart ecological community interactions and answer questions about niche, defenses, trophic structure, and succession. This community ecology learning exercise provides a general overview of the interactions that occur among organisms...
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Conserving our Spectacular, Vulnerable Coral Reefs

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
A three-minute clip covers a new strategy for protecting the coral reefs of Fiji while still allowing fishermen to harvest the fish that people survive on. Connectivity is the name of the game. This colorfully animated resource is a...
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Animal Behavior

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
While a herd of cows are eating, they tend to all face the same direction. Viewers explore the world of animal behavior, looking at both morphology and physiology, with a video that focuses on the evolutionary history of learned...
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Ecology

For Teachers 9th
Have your class create a PowerPoint presentation on ecology using this resource. Learners use research they have done on the imbalances between predators and prey to create a presentation. They use data, pictures and more to supplement...
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Rapid Ecological Assessment

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Using a stretched wire coat hanger as a quadrant, small groups of junior ecologists take population samples. They combine their findings to make a general ecological assessment. Unfortunately, within such a small square, there will...
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Ecology - Rules for Living on Earth

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Populations, communities, ecosystems, and biospheres are the subject of a video that investigates biomes and reveals that taigas, or boreal forests, are the largest biome, covering 17% of Earth's land surface. Viewers then explore how...
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African Ecology and Art

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore Samburu culture as students examine art work by many artists and compare and contrast their styles. They view Kenyan images and find Kenya on the map. Students identify conflict in the animal world and draw animals and record in...
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Niche Partitioning Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Dinnertime on the African savanna is a highly choreographed event! Introduce young ecologists to the concept of niche partitioning through a hands-on activity. Pupils research animal behaviors and use data to develop an understanding of...
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Community Ecology II: Predators

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The first examples of mimicry we have found date back to before flowering plants. The video goes in depth on predators at the community ecology level. It includes discussions of herbivores, parasitism, adaptations, cryptic coloration,...
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What Is Ecology?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do you know the name for the biological study of interactions? A short presentation with accompanying worksheet introduces individuals to ecology. The materials offer a broad overview of the subject and the levels of organization to...
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Earth Day Carol

For Students Pre-K - 6th
Learn about the environmental three Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) in a modern day version of Dickens' Christmas Carol with an ecological twist. Discover where plastic comes from, where it collects, and one potential fate as Plastic Bottle...
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Ecology Terms Crossword

For Students 7th - 11th
In this ecological principles activity, students solve 20 clues in a crossword puzzle containing basic ecology definitions of organism interactions.
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Ecology

For Students 4th - 6th
In this ecology learning exercise, students read information about ecology and the nine ecology subdivisions and answer comprehension questions. Students answer ten questions in this matching and fill in the blank learning exercise.
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Habitat Basics

For Teachers 1st
First graders get out and explore two different habitats to examine how each one meets the needs of the plants and animals that dwell there. They discuss what they've learned about animal habitats as they explore the outdoor environment....
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Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 4: Which Team Are You On?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Who is not drawn to trading cards? In this lesson, junior ecologists create a trading card of an animal or plant from one of Arizona's biotic communities. Gorgeous sample cards are provided in the lesson plan as well as a plethora of...
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Beaver Ecology

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students investigate beaver adaptations, life cycle, and the effects of beaver behavior on ecosystems. They compare and contrast how beavers influence the ecology of both forest and aquatic ecosystems.
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Ecology Vocabulary Exercise: Wetlands

For Students 7th - 8th
In this ecology vocabulary exercise:  wetlands activity, students read the definitions of 8 words, then categorize a species found in a wetland in their region.  This page has numerous links to helpful web resources.
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Ecology

For Students 5th - 12th
In this ecology worksheet students complete a crossword puzzle that incorporates all of the ecological vocabulary in the word puzzle.
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Plant and Animal Cells

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate parts of a cell. In this plant cell lesson, students determine the difference between plant and animal cells. Students discover that coral is an animal based on cell characteristics. Students create puppets to...

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