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123 resources with the concept abiotic factors

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Connecting Ecosystems & Climate

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Collaborators sort a set of cards into biotic and abiotic categories. Then, as a class, they discuss their work and relate each of the abiotic components to climate change. Finally, they form a web of components by connecting those that...
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Biotic and Abiotic Factors

For Students 3rd - 4th
Here is a fine science worksheet in which pupils look into biotic and abiotic factors. After a review of what these terms mean, learners list five biotic components and five abiotic components. Then, they must draw a picture of a biotic...
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Ecology, Nutrient Cycles, Populations

For Teachers 6th - 12th
You will get much mileage out of this resource. It is three presentations in one! Standard general ecology information is included within these 69 slides. The first segment deals with levels of organization, biotic and abiotic factors,...
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That's Predictable - Stream Side Science

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Research the impact that changes in biotic or abiotic factors might have on an ecosystem. Debate for or against the changes and take action in the community. This resource ideally follows stream studies that young ecologists may have...
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Recipe for an Ecosystem

For Students 1st - 6th Standards
Creating an ecosystem is as simple as baking a cake. Well, maybe not, but using a recipe analogy helps learners realize that ecosystems consist of different components that come together in unique ways. Offer this worksheet as an...
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Sample Midyear Examination (Chemistry and Biology)

For Students 7th - 12th
A 12-page midterm exam sample can be given to young scientists in preparation for an exam. This particular installment is geared toward a class that delves into both ecology and chemistry concepts. There is no way to separate the 50...
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Populations and Communities

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Someone set out to create an epic slide show on ecosystems, but seems to have stopped short. It begins by examining the parts of an ecosystem and roles that different organisms play within it. Simple, informative, and colorful, these...
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Ecosystems and Communities

For Students 6th - 8th
For this ecosystem worksheet, students match the definition and the term. Students fill in the blank with terms that are related to ecosystems. Students write the letter of the phrase that best supports the questions asked.
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A Tour Down the Hudson River

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss how the Hudson River is an ecosystem made up of both biotic and abiotic factors. They view the PowerPoint the Journal Down the Hudson River. Students become aware of where the Hudson River begins and ends, the plant and...
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Energy Flow in Ecosystems

For Students 9th - 12th
Twenty-two straightforward questions query your emerging ecologists on energy flow through ecosystems. They review abiotic and biotic factors, trophic levels, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, food chains, and primary...
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For Teachers 9th - 12th
For use early in the year with your ecology class, this collection of slides introduces viewers to cycles in nature and relationships between organisms. There is a food web diagram, but the presentation is incomplete without any diagrams...
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How Insects Have Changed

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners work in groups to research the different geologic time periods and present their findings. They perform the insect collecting protocol, identify insects to the order level, and organize types of insects in order of appearance in...
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Abiotic Factors

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students identify a local plant community and make a variety of measurements. They measure abiotic factors such as taking soil samples and making measurements of weather conditions on the day of the study.
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Biomes Puppet Show

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders create a puppet show to demonstrate their understanding of Biomes. In this Life Science lesson, 7th graders research an assigned biome and work as a group to create a puppet show that accurately represents the biome.
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Bahamian Terrariums

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create a Bahamian terrarium. In this Bahamian ecosystem instructional activity, 6th graders watch a PowerPoint to see Bahamian biotic and abiotic factors. They bring in 2-3 items for their terrarium. 
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Biodiversity and Ecosystems

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers differentiate between biotic and abiotic factors in this science lesson. Learners collect data for the experiment and analyze the data after graphing it using the CBL 2. This experiment is split into two different...
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Strands Walk-An Ecological Obseravtion

For Students 6th - 9th
In this ecosystem instructional activity, learners investigate an ecosystem at a local park or national forest, they make observations for five minutes, they complete a grid of their observations and they construct a hypothetical food...
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Capturing Watershed Experiences

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students observe organisms found in the water. In this lesson on organisms, students collect water from local streams and tributaries in order to study the organisms found in the water. As a culminating activity, students create a...
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Counting Animal Populations

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students learn how to count animal populations by the Mark and Recapture method. In this counting animal populations lesson plan, students begin by predicting amounts of different candies in a jar. Students then simulate using beans, two...
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Water Conditions

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students investigate the importance of water in an environment with living things. in this water conditions lesson plan, students soak radish sees in water, vinegar, soap and alcohol. Students remove the seeds, store them for a few days...
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Ecosystems at School

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this ecosystem worksheet, students use a string and make a large circle. Everything in the circle is part of the ecosystem the students will study. They identify everything in their ecosystem and classify their data. They answer 2...
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Succession in a Jar

For Teachers 6th - 9th
In this succession worksheet, students build an ecosystem using a jar, water, bird seed, soil and a water plant. They predict what their ecosystem will look like in 3 weeks and draw a diagram. Students record their data over the course...
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Communities and Biomes

For Students 9th - 12th
In this biomes worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle by figuring out the answers to 17 clues focused on communities and biomes.
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The Language of Science

For Students 7th - 9th
In this language of science worksheet, students use the list provided to guess the meaning of each of the list. Students apply root words, prefixes, and suffixes to gain meaning of other science words.