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Crash Course: Ecology

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Viewers take a Crash Course in Ecology with a 12-video collection that takes a look at where organisms come from, how they interact, and how they influence their environments. The videos, appropriate for in class or remote learning, use...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 5-6, Unit 4

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
The last unit in a series of four focuses on the role individuals play in climate change. Students examine their ecological footprint then expand their research to consider the impacts on ecological systems and human civilization in a...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 10-12, Unit 4

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Climate change is the focus of a three-lesson collection that asks students to consider how people living around the world are affected by the changes they researched. In the second lesson they examine their own carbon footprints.The...
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Breaking Down Ecosystems

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Ecosystems are crucial in allowing for the flow of energy. In this collection, learners look at how energy flows from one organism to another through food chains and food webs. With videos, interactives, and worksheets, the material in...
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Sustainability

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect. The big idea behind this cross-curricular collection of lesson and unit plans, videos and interactives, worksheets and activities for high schoolers is to foster an awareness of and respect for the...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 10-12, Unit 3

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
A four-lesson collection has scholars collecting data to determine how climate affects phenology. The unit begins with class embers collecting life-cycle data on their campus. They then collect, graph, and analyze data on trees to show...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 5-6, Unit 3

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
The third unit in a series of four looks at Earth's system responses to natural and human-induced changes. Fifth and sixth graders learn about how living things and ecosystems are impacted by changing climates. They collect data on plant...
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What is Life?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A Nature League series of five videos, hosted by Brit Garner of the SciShow, make up a collection that models how scientists conduct investigations. The first video addresses the definition of life, it's characteristics, and the...
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Crash Course: Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine an entire biology course in one collection of 40 videos! Based on the AP Biology curriculum, viewers learn about the things that make up living things and the processes that keep organisms alive. They also learn how to identify...
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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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Population Ecology

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
A complete study of population ecology is covered by this activity. Biology or ecology learners answer questions and interpret population graphs. This can be used as the intended guided notes activity or assigned as homework.
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Ecology: Crash Course History of Science #38

For Students 9th - 12th
Relive the birth of ecology and its different branches. The narrator of the 37th video lesson in a History of Sciences series explains the systems nature of ecology. He then explores the major advances of ecology from a historical...
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Raven Chapter 54 Guided Notes: Community Ecology

For Students 9th - 12th
Providing a sweeping overview of population and community interactions, this ecology worksheet gets learners thinking. They differentiate between habitat and niche, describe and give exemplars of various animal and plant defenses,...
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Community Ecology

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Chart ecological community interactions and answer questions about niche, defenses, trophic structure, and succession. This community ecology worksheet provides a general overview of the interactions that occur among organisms that share...
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Ecology & Conservation

For Teachers K - 3rd
How much trash does an average family produce in 24 hours? Where does that trash end up? Get your youngsters thinking about ecology and conservation as they discuss the impact pollution has on the marine environment. After a deep...
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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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Calculating Your Ecological Footprint

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
You can lower your ecological footprint by recycling! Lesson four in this series of five has individuals, through the use of a computer, calculate their ecological footprints. Through discussions and analysis they determine how many...
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I Want It! I Need It!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Discuss wants and needs with your elementary ecologists and get them to consider what would happen to our natural resources if we all got everything that we want. Learners play a card sorting game and take an ecological footprint quiz on...
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The Ecology of Lyme Disease

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Areas that previously included no risk of Lyme disease now have cases every year. Scholars learn about the spread of Lyme disease and the relationship with ecological succession. Then, they discuss possible solutions using the known food...
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Changes in Ecosystems: Ecological Succession

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can an area with no soil turn into a forest? Scholars learn about the process of ecological succession using an interesting presentation. It covers both primary and secondary succession in the building of new ecosystems.
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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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What is Urban Ecology?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here is a worksheet on Urban Ecology in the state of Arizona. In it, learners answer nine short-answer questions on this topic. The last two questions have them use the reverse side of the paper to create tables and graphs which deal...
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Urban Ecology

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In this urban ecology worksheet, pupils identify and define nonindigenous. Then they explain why nonindigenous plants are a problem. Students also identify and describe the difference between a weed and a flower.
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Ecology

For Teachers 9th
Have your class create a PowerPoint presentation on ecology using this resource. Learners use research they have done on the imbalances between predators and prey to create a presentation. They use data, pictures and more to supplement...

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