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
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Ecosystems.
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.
Covers connection between African dust and Amazonian productivity. This looks at connections throughout the globe and traces these connections up through an ecosystem.
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.
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.
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.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Ecosystems.