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  • Read
    Ecosystems

    Ecosystems

    by CK-12 //at grade

    Introduction to ecosystems and other ecological concepts.

  • Lesson Plan
    Rat Attack

    Rat Attack

    by CK-12 //at grade

    Lesson plan includes objectives, background, interactive flash program, teacher sheet "Oak Tree Forest Ecosystem", student handout "Acorns Aplenty" and an assessment rubric. Students use an online interactive to explore what happens to one forest ecosystem when a resource pulse occurs

  • Downloadable Quiz
    Ecosystems Quiz

    Ecosystems Quiz

    by CK-12 //at grade

    What makes up an ecosystem

  • Practice
    Ecosystems Practice

    Ecosystems Practice

    by CK-12 //at grade

    Practice Ecosystems questions

  • Critical Thinking
    Ecosystems Discussion Questions

    Ecosystems Discussion Questions

    by CK-12 //at grade

    A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Ecosystems.

  • Pre Read
    Ecosystems Pre Read

    Ecosystems Pre Read

    by CK-12 //at grade

    To encourage students’ critical thinking about vocabulary concepts, to allow students to reflect on their knowledge of individual vocabulary words, and to increase vocabulary comprehension using the Vocabulary Self-Rate.

  • Post Read
    Ecosystems Post Read

    Ecosystems Post Read

    by CK-12 //at grade

    To encourage students’ critical thinking about vocabulary concepts, to allow students to reflect on their knowledge of individual vocabulary words, and to increase vocabulary comprehension using the Vocabulary Self-Rate.

  • Real World Application
    Someone Ate My Otter... Or Did They?

    Someone Ate My Otter... Or Did They?

    by CK-12 //at grade

    Describes the current state of the Southern Sea Otter and efforts to explain declining population levels. The answer to the problem lies in the interplay of multiple factors giving students a real world conservation problem.

  • Real World Application
    Rainforest Fertilizer

    Rainforest Fertilizer

    by CK-12 //at grade

    Covers connection between African dust and Amazonian productivity. This looks at connections throughout the globe and traces these connections up through an ecosystem.

  • Real World Application
    Manna From Penguins

    Manna From Penguins

    by CK-12 //at grade

    Covers plants endemic to Antarctica, their relationship to fossilized penguin guano, and the effects of climate change on them. Illustrates the importance of bottom up forces in establishing ecosystems.

  • Presentation
    Ecology

    Ecology

    by CK-12 //at grade

    Google Docs presentation: Direct instruction on vocabulary, ecological methods, and interpreting data. There is a quick fill in the blank vocabulary review, energy flow, food web and structure, ecological pyramid and biogeochemical cycles.

  • Study Guide
    Science of Ecology Study Guide

    Science of Ecology Study Guide

    by CK-12 //at grade

    This study guide introduces ecology and looks at how organisms interact with the environment. It also reviews ecosystems, food chains, food webs, and trophic levels.

  • Link
    Experiment with Ecosystems

    Experiment with Ecosystems

    by CK-12 //at grade

    This open-ended series of models allows students to experiment with virtual ecosystems and test their hypotheses about producer/consumer and predator/prey relationships.

  • Flashcards
    Ecosystems Flashcards

    Ecosystems Flashcards

    by CK-12 //at grade

    These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Ecosystems.

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