Plant Ecology Teacher Resources

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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 5-6, Unit 3

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
The third unit in a series of four looks at Earth's system responses to natural and human-induced changes. Fifth and sixth graders learn about how living things and ecosystems are impacted by changing climates. They collect data on plant...
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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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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 10-12, Unit 3

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
A four-lesson collection has scholars collecting data to determine how climate affects phenology. The unit begins with class embers collecting life-cycle data on their campus. They then collect, graph, and analyze data on trees to show...
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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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For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young scholars explore, experience and experiment identifying the human impact on the environment of vegetative differences within the same biome. They assess what causes deserts, rain forests, savannahs, tundras and saguaros and how...
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Desert Plant Detectives

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine and categorize plants in their own schoolyard desert garden and then observe other plant areas of their schoolyard.
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Changes in Ecosystems: Ecological Succession

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can an area with no soil turn into a forest? Scholars learn about the process of ecological succession using an interesting presentation. It covers both primary and secondary succession in the building of new ecosystems.
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Urban Ecology

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In this urban ecology worksheet, students identify and define nonindigenous. Then they explain why nonindigenous plants are a problem. Students also identify and describe the difference between a weed and a flower.
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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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Ecological Services

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
"Ecological Services" is a unique look at how natural ecosystems provide resources and supportive processes to sustain human life. It examines the value of food production, gases and water recycling, climate moderation, genetic records,...
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Pond Ecology

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Do you have a pond in your backyard? While typically used for recreational or aesthetic purposes, ponds actually provide a habitat for several species. Identify some of the benefits aquatic plants have on pond ecosystems, and learn small...
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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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Bird Ecology Unit

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Birds, plants, and vegetation, is there anything more lovely? There is! Engage your class in the scientific process, data collection, and data analysis. They stroll their campus observing and identifying various birds and plants,...
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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 of The Sonoran Desert Soil Crusts: Biology, Geology

For Teachers 6th - 11th
This lesson is designed after research done on the ecology of soil lichen in the Tucson Basin area during the summers of 1997 and 1998. Its purpose is to guide students into adopting the problem solving thinking of ecologists. The lesson...
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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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How to: Build a Plant Cell

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners build a 3-dimensional model of a plant cell with household objects. For this plant biology lesson, students construct replica plant cells in groups of three. After completing their projects, learners share their creations with...
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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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Fire Ecology on the Rim

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An engaging unit on wildfires includes three sections, including a background section with eight lessons and five activities, a field experience section with 13 lessons and five activities, and a conclusion section featuring an analysis...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2005

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The 2005 version of the Regents High School Examination in the area of ecology is as comprehensive as previous years' exams. It consists of 40 multiple choice questions on everything from the structure of DNA to the interactions within...
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Parts of a Flowering Plant

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students learn the parts and functions of a flowering plant. In this flowering plant lesson plan, students learn the functions of each part, the use of pollination, and what it means for plants to survive.
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Plant Diversity and Distribution

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Pupils construct a defined plot on school grounds and observed patterns in plant life. They count trees, shrubs, cacti and record on a data sheet. They compare data and generate a plant diversity overlook for their school.
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A comparison of the plant ecology of two fields

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare the interrelationships of organisms in their environment.  In this ecology lesson students complete a lab activity.

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