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218 resources with the concept producers

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Ecology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Psychologists study human relationships while ecologist study relationships between organisms in the environment. An introduction to ecology and the related vocabulary benefits scholars as they progress through the presentation and...
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Energy Flow in an Ecosystem

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Every living thing requires a food source, thus the interconnections in ecosystems become complex. Scholars learn about these interconnections in a presentation on energy flow. It starts with the sun and moves through many different...
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Energy Flow Through an Ecosystem: Food Chains, Food Webs, and Energy Pyramids

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When a minnow eats a piece of plastic, that garbage often tracks through multiple animals, causing harm to each as it passes through the food chain. Scholars learn about food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids with a presentation. It...
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The Lorax

For Students K - 6th Standards
Accompany a reading of Dr. Seuss' tale, The Lorax, with a five-item worksheet. Questions challenge scholars to list characters' names, use text details to answer inquiries, and describe the moral of the story. 
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Once Upon a Dime: Middle School Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Once Upon a Dime ... a group of middle schoolers wanted to learn about economics! Teach them complex economic concepts like supply and demand through a resource that effectively simplifies the explanations. Pupils work through various...
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Building Ecological Pyramids

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for a fresh take on traditional food/energy pyramids? Conduct an innovative activity where pupils build their own! The lesson uses research data from Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique for a real-life safari touch. Scholars...
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Modeling Food Webs in Darién, Panama

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
It's a jungle out there! Young biologists journey to Darien, Panama to examine the intricate relationships between the organisms that inhabit the jungle. Groups begin by demonstrating an understanding of energy flow in ecosystems, then...
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Ecological Relationships

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What are ecological relationships? Well, it can be complicated! Paint a clear picture for pupils with a fun and informative video. It explains and illustrates each relationship thoroughly, from pesky parasites to snuggly symbiotes.
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Biomagnification and the Trouble with Toxins

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Our relationship with toxins is, well, a little toxic. Explore how harmful substances work their way throughout the environment with a video from an expansive biology playlist. Topics include DDT and mercury, trophic levels, and water...
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Formative Assessment #3

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Thirteen short-answer questions follow a brief food web activity in a formative assessment designed to test knowledge of ecosystems and the energy that flows through them.
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Energy Flow

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Budding scientists work collaboratively to reenact energy flow in a food chain. Scholars take on roles such as producer and consumer and perform tasks that symbolize energy flow in order to provide evidence of how much energy passes...
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Crawly Composters

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Get your hands dirty with an interactive lesson that showcases the process of decomposing and returning nutrients back into the soil. After building a compost pile, pupils regularly observe the ways worms help with changes to the soil...
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Matter Cycles — Sum It Up

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars become part of the cycle of matter with a reader's theater that showcases producers, consumers, decomposers, and the sun. A diagram and discussion concludes the learning experience and enhances comprehension. 
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Producers

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Everyone knows that films have producers, but not everyone knows exactly what a producer does. An informative video explains what an executive producer, line producer, senior producer do, who can end up with an honorary producer credit,...
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Using Empirical Data in the Classroom: Raptor Migrations!

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Raptor flight patterns align with seasonal changes in net primary productivity. Here is a thought-provoking instructional activity that uses empirical data from a video to help scholars understand raptor migrations, producers/consumers,...
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Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 4

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Some people live for their yearly beach vacation ... but what many people don't know is how the ocean made life possible! Young oceanographers discover the organisms and nutrient cycles that contribute to continued life on Earth in the...
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Energy Transfer in Trophic Levels

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Learn more about food chains, the food web, and the concepts relating to them. It focuses on consumers, producers, decomposers, energy transfer, and energy loss across trophic levels.
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Feeding Relationships

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
McDonald's is my favorite food chain. The ninth installment of 20 introduces classes to food chains. Learners explore simple food chains, identifying organisms at each level, and learn the words producer and consumer. 
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The Mangroves

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Mangroves are a nursery for a variety salt-water organisms. Learners explore the mangrove ecosystem through audio, video, and/or images, to see the organisms that live in this environment and make food chains pertaining to this...
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Bering Sea Fabulous Food Chain Game

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
In spring, the Bering Sea turns green due to phytoplankton, which live at the surface, experiencing a population explosion. Groups of scholars play a food chain game, writing down food chains as the game is played. After five to six...
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Arctic Smorgasbord!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Two blooms of phytoplankton, instead of just one, now occur in the Arctic due to declining sea ice, which will have widespread effects on the marine life and climate. In small groups, participants build an Arctic food web with given...
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Plankton

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Dive into the world of plankton. The 17th installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) program introduces different types of plankton. Young scientists then use what they have learned to classify...
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Ecosystem Ecology: Links in the Chain

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A video starts by defining an ecosystem. It expands on the concept by covering trophic structure, primary producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers, tertiary consumers, detrivores, and bioaccumulation. 
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Biomagnification and the Infamous DDT

For Students 7th - 12th
People once recommended that you should wear a mask when spraying DDT onto the skin of the food you would later eat. The video explains biomagnification and the impact that giving toxins to producers has on the largest consumers. It uses...