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58 resources with the concept niche

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A Designed Organism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can you encourage pupils to demonstrate creativity while still meeting the objective of applying technical knowledge? This activity is your answer! Scientists will create an imaginary creature and prepare a graphic organizer with...
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Critter Curators

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Young scientists explore the dark, damp, and dirty world of earthworms in this hands-on life science unit. In order to gain a better understanding of these slimy critters, children first perform a series of investigations before finally...
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Study Jams! Biomes

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Do you know the difference between a biome and an ecosystem? Teach elementary ecologists exactly what a biome is with this captivating cartoon! It discusses six biomes: taiga, tundra, deciduous forest, desert, tropical rainforest, and...
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Grades 6-8 Ecology

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why are our national parks important? Scholars research the national parks and explore the basic ecology of these areas in a differentiated instruction unit on ecology. They learn about ecosystems, food chains, symbiosis, and biomes. The...
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Understanding Populations

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do populations interact with one another? Identify the different types of interactions and how population sizes fluctuate and affect one another using an interesting PowerPoint presentation. Learners explore real-world examples of...
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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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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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FAQs From Our First Year

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
After a year of PBS Eons videos, viewers raised some excellent points and questions. The hosts highlight the most common including classification of animals, when a new eon starts, how to pronounce scientific terms, and many other...
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Anole Lizards: An Example of Speciation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What happens to a species when members become separated by changes in their environment? Present young biologists with the ultimate example species—the anole lizard. A brief video describes the origins of the multitude of anole species...
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Niche Partitioning and DNA Metabarcoding

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is DNA metabarcoding? Show your biology class the latest method for studying biodiversity in an ecosystem with a fun, informative interactive. Individuals examine the animal species that compete for vegetation, then learn how their...
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Measuring Biodiversity in Gorongosa

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take your biology class' understanding of biodiversity to a whole new level! Ecology scholars use data to calculate three different diversity indices based on the organisms in the Gorongosa National Park. The four-part activity uses an...
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Niche Partitioning Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Dinnertime on the African savanna is a highly choreographed event! Introduce young ecologists to the concept of niche partitioning through a hands-on activity. Pupils research animal behaviors and use data to develop an understanding of...
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Introduction to Ecology

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
An educational video offers an overview of ecology and discusses the levels of organization from biosphere down to organisms. It also compares terms such as habitats versus niches, generalist versus specialist, and biotic versus abiotic.
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Mastering Microbes

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Small but mighty! Learners explore the role of microbes in a healthy ecosystem. An engaging lesson asks pupils to design an aquaponics system that demonstrates that healthy microbes are necessary to maintain the ecosystem.
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Vultures: India's Clean-Up Crew

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Find your niche in the science classroom. Learners study the role of niche populations within an ecosystem and consider the impact of the loss of these organisms. Their investigation includes vultures, honey bees, and mosquitoes.
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Competition, Predation, and Symbiosis

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Each biome has self sustaining communities, but how did these unique and stable communities form? Investigate how these evolved with changing animal interactions.
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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 instructional activity gets learners thinking. They differentiate between habitat and niche, describe and give exemplars of various animal and plant...
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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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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2003

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The living environment, from the interior of a cell to the complex relationships among populations, are queried in this final examination. Learners look at air pollution maps, diagrams of cells, population graphs, and drawing of cells....
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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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Regents High School Exam: Living Environment 2008

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Tne New York Regents High School Examinations are comprehensive and include various styles of questions, includingmultiple choice and the analysis of graphs. This particular version, the 2008 Living Environment exam surveys a variety of...
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Ecosystems and Communities

For Students 6th - 8th
In this ecosystem worksheet, students match the definition and the term. Students fill in the blank with terms that are related to ecosystems. Students write the letter of the phrase that best supports the questions asked.
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Cycles in Ecosystems

For Students 9th - 12th
Focusing mostly on the cycle of energy through an ecosystem, this worksheet requires ecology aces to answer ten questions. The carbon cycle is also considered. Reinforce a textbook reading or a lecture by assigning these questions as...