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67 resources with the concept the biosphere

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Biosphere

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders study the earth and show some examples of the way it maintains a life-friendly environment.  In this biosphere lesson students complete a lab activity and create their own biosphere. 
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Organisms and Their Environment

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore Earth's biosphere. In this biosphere lesson, students participate in group activities regarding biotic and abiotic factors, population density, and species' habitats.
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The Principles of Ecology

For Students 6th - 10th
In this ecology learning exercise, learners complete a word search by finding 21 terms associated with habitat, ecology, biosphere, and niche.
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The World's Spheres Vocabulary

For Students 8th - 10th
For this world's spheres worksheet, students are given nine spheres and they match the given definitions of the sphere with the term.
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The Biosphere

For Students 7th - 9th
In this biosphere worksheet, students identify the different levels of organization that ecologists study. Students complete charts, sentences, and answer short answer questions.
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Relationships Among Living Things

For Students 7th - 9th
For this relationships among living things worksheet, students determine if given statements are true or false. Students correct the false statements making them true. Also, students answer several short questions that relates to...
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Science: What Is the Carbon Cycle?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students examine the carbon cycle while identifying its sources, sinks, and release agents. Using magazines and newspapers, groups of students design collages illustrating the carbon cycle. Finally, they write responses to several...
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Biosphere Socratic Questions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the origin of life on Earth and its evolution through geologic time by participating in a whole class discussion. They respond to prompts that lead them to conclusions about the interactions among the biosphere and the...
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Fishing Game: Stella PC and Mac

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students play The Fishing Game as a manager in the national fish and wildlife service charged with the responsibility of making policy suggestions regarding the management of a fishery surrounding national borders.
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Investigating the Biosphere With Planetary Models

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create a biosphere using the computer program SImEarth. They work in small groups to create "Daisyworld" in which they model aspects of the Gaia hypothesis. They form a question to answer and choose variables to investigate in...
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It's a Small, Small World

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compare and contrast the different characteristics of animal-like, plant-like, and fungus-like protists. They list examples and describe the characteristics shared by the three protist groups. They create a brochure or slideshow...
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The Rainforest Community

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students create a miniature rainforest ecosystem, a terrarium. Students then explain how the continuous flow of energy and food in the ecosystem allows it to sustain itself.
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Earth's Ecosystem: Seven Major Biomes

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students discuss the different types of ecosystems and the composition of biomes. Working in groups, they define various related terms and make posters of them. Then they explain their posters to the class.
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Ecology Test Word Search

For Students 9th - 12th
In this earth science worksheet, students locate and identify various vocabulary terms related to earth science. There are 19 words located in the puzzle.
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Salmon Smolt: Stella PC and Mac

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the Stella Smolts Migration Model and its use in previous simulation models to help managers deal with the many factors contributing smolts decline. They participate in an interactive exercise in the role of fishery...
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Daisyworld: Interactive On-line PC and Mac

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students use a JAVA interface to explore the Daisy World model to illustrate a mechanism through which - according to the Gaian hypothesis - biota might optimize their abiotic environment by means of negative feedback.
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Investigating the Biosphere with Planetary Models

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students model the biosphere and manipulate variables affecting change and plan their experiments with the help of others. They describe their question, hypothesis, and methods of investigation.
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Environment: Understanding Change

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students predict changes that will occur in the environemt after trees are cut down around a house. They focus on changes in the hydrosphere, geosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere. By examining the rings in a tree's trunk, they...
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Alaska's Physical Systems and History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read about Alaska's physical systems and determine how Alaska's physical makeup has impacted its history. They create timelines of their particular physical system.