Plant Ecology Teacher Resources

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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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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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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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Urban Ecology

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In this urban ecology worksheet, students 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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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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Ecological Services

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
"Ecological Services" is a unique look at how natural ecosystems provide resources and supportive processes to sustain human life. It examines the value of food production, gases and water recycling, climate moderation, genetic records,...
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Ecology of The Sonoran Desert Soil Crusts: Biology, Geology

For Teachers 6th - 11th
This lesson is designed after research done on the ecology of soil lichen in the Tucson Basin area during the summers of 1997 and 1998. Its purpose is to guide learners into adopting the problem solving thinking of ecologists. The lesson...
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Ecology Vocabulary Exercise: Wetlands

For Students 7th - 8th
In this ecology vocabulary exercise:  wetlands learning exercise, students read the definitions of 8 words, then categorize a species found in a wetland in their region.  This page has numerous links to helpful web resources.
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Plant and Animal Cells

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners investigate parts of a cell. In this plant cell lesson, students determine the difference between plant and animal cells. Learners discover that coral is an animal based on cell characteristics. Students create puppets to...
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What Is Ecology?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do you know the name for the biological study of interactions? A short presentation with accompanying worksheet introduces individuals to ecology. The materials offer a broad overview of the subject and the levels of organization to...
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Plant Diversity and Distribution

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students construct a defined plot on school grounds and observed patterns in plant life. They count trees, shrubs, cacti and record on a data sheet. They compare data and generate a plant diversity overlook for their school.
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Fire Ecology on the Rim

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An engaging unit on wildfires includes three sections, including a background section with eight lessons and five activities, a field experience section with 13 lessons and five activities, and a conclusion section featuring an analysis...
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For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore, experience and experiment identifying the human impact on the environment of vegetative differences within the same biome. They assess what causes deserts, rain forests, savannahs, tundras and saguaros and how these...
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Desert Plant Detectives

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine and categorize plants in their own schoolyard desert garden and then observe other plant areas of their schoolyard.
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Arctic Food Chain

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Explore the food chains that support Arctic ecosystems. A class discussion on interdependence and the different roles plants and animals play in ecosystems provides students with the knowledge to complete a worksheet asking them to...
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Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 4: Which Team Are You On?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Who is not drawn to trading cards? In this instructional activity, junior ecologists create a trading card of an animal or plant from one of Arizona's biotic communities. Gorgeous sample cards are provided in the lesson plan as well as a...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2005

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The 2005 version of the Regents High School Examination in the area of ecology is as comprehensive as previous years' exams. It consists of 40 multiple choice questions on everything from the structure of DNA to the interactions within...
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Rapid Ecological Assessment

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Using a stretched wire coat hanger as a quadrant, small groups of junior ecologists take population samples. They combine their findings to make a general ecological assessment. Unfortunately, within such a small square, there will...
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Pond Ecology

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Do you have a pond in your backyard? While typically used for recreational or aesthetic purposes, ponds actually provide a habitat for several species. Identify some of the benefits aquatic plants have on pond ecosystems, and learn small...
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What Parts Are There to a Plant?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars explore botany by completing plant science worksheets. In this plant anatomy lesson, students examine real vegetables in class using magnifying glasses. Young scholars identify the plants anatomy and complete worksheets...
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A comparison of the plant ecology of two fields

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare the interrelationships of organisms in their environment.  In this ecology lesson students complete a lab activity.
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All Hats for Ecology: Solid Waste Presentation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate community issues with solid waste. In this mock trial instructional activity, students examine the issues of solid waste from an ecological and economical perspective. They will develop a mock trial which encourages...
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Ecology-Minded Garbage Plants

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students complete recycling activities to learn how ordinary garbage can create a living organism. In this recycling lesson, students take a combination of seeds from used fruits. Students water and grow the plants from the recycled seeds.
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Campus Ecology

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
For this ecosystem worksheet, students examine the various ecosystems found on campus. After investigating and studying the effect human interaction has had on the ecosystems, they complete 10 essay questions.

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