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579 resources with the concept ecology

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What is an Ecological Footprint?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Introduce youngsters to the term ecological footprint. Learners identify ways in which humans affect the environment. They look at the problems associated with the use of natural resources, and focus on ways to preserve natural...
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Wetland Transects

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students lay out transect lines beside a local stream or river. There they record species of plants and insects living around the stream. By doing so, students explore how to use transect sampling techniques, use a variety of methods to...
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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 activity, 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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Living Environment 2006

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this chemistry worksheet, students answer 41 multiple choice question and 28 short answer questions to prepare for Living Environment Regents Exam.
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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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WWW = World Wide Wildlife

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Through video, internet research, and hands-on activities, learners conduct a study of the interdependence between animals and the habitats they live in. They conduct Internet research independently in order to complete a report on a...
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Population Ecology

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
A complete study of population ecology is covered by this learning exercise. Biology or ecology learners answer questions and interpret population graphs. This can be used as the intended guided notes learning exercise or assigned as...
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Living Environment 2004

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this living environment worksheet, students answer 30 multiple choice questions and 42 short answer questions in preparation for the Regents exam.
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Current Sources of Energy to Maintain a Sustainable Future

For Teachers 4th
In small groups, fourth graders identify different sources of renewable and non-renewable energy. They research the pros and cons of using each of these resources. They rank household appliances according to energy usage and efficiency....
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Ghostbusting in the Chesapeake

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ghost pots, fishing gear lost during crabbing expeditions, continue to trap crabs that are never collected. Increase your budding ecologists' awareness of human impact on the environment as well as conservation efforts using this...
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Science: Lead Shot and Waterfowl

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students examine data to investigate the impact of lead shot pellets on waterfowl populations. They graph their findings and discover how lead in ingested by birds and poisons them. As an extension, students research legislation and...
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Who Lives in the Water? Stream Side Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Andree Walker thought of everything when he wrote this resource. It includes a detailed list of materials and background information links for the teacher. In addition, it has procedures, a macroinvertebrate identification key, and tally...
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Plants and Ecosystems

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
The relationships within and between ecosystems can be explored. after examining an area for living and non-living things students complete the same examination in the forest ecosystem. Students identify abiotic and biotic elements in an...
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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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Out and About

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Field guides are a like a window into an ecosystem. Young scientists collaborate to create their own field guides by recording observations from a local ecosystem. Ideally, they collect information over time to create a more complete...
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Teach This Poem: "The Shapes of Leaves" by Arthur Sze

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Arthur Sze's poem, "The Shapes of Leaves," encourages young scholars to notice and speak for others who "do not speak." The lesson begins with pupils writing about a tree that they really like. The class then examines an image of...
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Teach This Poem: “Dead Stars” by Ada Limón

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pay attention! A lesson featuring Ada Limon's poem "Dead Stars" is designed to help learners develop their noticing skills. Class members first study the constellation Orion's image and list what they notice and how the image makes them...
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Watershed Web: A Field Trip

For Teachers K - 8th
Observing plant succession doesn't have to be a decade long process. A hands-on lesson has groups study succession over a designated space. Learners use their observation skills to record differences in plant and soil characteristics in...
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How One Scientist Took on the Chemical Industry

For Students 6th - 12th
Rachel Carson's exposure to the dangers of chemical pesticides in Silent Spring not only lead to the development of the Environment Protection Agency, but also to her being accused of being a mass murderer due to the ban on DDT. Find out...
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Biodiversity in Healthy Soil

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
A field may look like just an expanse of dirt. While in fact, it is a functioning soil ecosystem. Young scientists study the functional diversity in a soil ecosystem by first brainstorming all the organisms they can think of that life in...
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For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dune remains one of the most popular science fiction tales ever written. Find out why with a short video that argues for including Frank Herbert's tale of sandworms and Fremen, Mentats and witches, villains and heroes in the Great...
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Food Webs/Clipfish

For Teachers 6th
Human impact on habitats can be alarming. A hands-on activity has learners explore the impact of human interactions with different environments using a gamified approach. They simulate the impact of a species' abundance under different...
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Discovering Integrated Pest Management: Grades 2–7

For Teachers 2nd - 7th Standards
How are pests managed in a way that supports ecosystems? Individuals explore insects and ecology with a variety of hands-on activities. They learn about ecosystems and food webs by playing a modified game of tag and learn about the...
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AP Biology Practice Exam 2013

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
What is the best way to prepare for an AP® exam? Learners become familiar with the AP® Biology exam by completing a full-length practice exam. The AP® test prep by the College Board contains multiple choice, grid-in, and free-response...