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Biomes and Plant Growth

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders design four biomes models and plant three types of seeds in them to observe growth. In groups for each type of biome, they predict the seeds' growth in each of the settings. Students follow the conditions on a biome chart...
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Levels of Organization within an Ecosystem

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
From tiny organisms to entire biomes, young scientists examine the interdependent relationships tying all living and non-living things together with this collection of ecology resources.
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Biome Basics with a Disastrous Twist

For Teachers 7th Standards
Bored with your current biome bag of tricks? This bundle is a bountiful bag of biome fun! Travel the globe with seventh graders and explore the biotic and abiotic factors that define our world's biomes. Then, introduce a little chaos to...
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Biomes in Action

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
A STEM project-based learning lesson, number four in a series of 10, focuses on human impacts to biomes around the world. Groups work together as environmentalists to research a specific biome, investigating human impacts on it. From...
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Exploring Regions of Our World

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Examine how climate and landforms affect plants and animals that live in particular areas. Discover that these same factors affect peoples' homes, jobs, and recreational activities. Pupils research ecosystems and biomes, and then write...
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Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce ecology and focuses on the first three levels: populations, communities, and ecosystems. An engaging presentation includes descriptions of exponential growth, population density, adaptations, depression versus baby boom,...
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For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders research locations of biomes and their barriers. In this biomes lesson, 10th graders examine location, environmental conditions, and species of plants and animals that live in the biome. Students take notes and create a...
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Tropical Belt

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Where in the world is the equator? Explore a world map with your class, coloring in oceans, continents, and rainforests while locating the three major lines of latitude: the equator, Tropic of Cancer, and Tropic of Capricorn. Discuss how...
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Biomes in a Box

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers construct a three-dimensional model of a biome which illustrates the various biotic and abiotic factors unique to that biome. They use everday materials to represent the important characteristics of a particular biome...
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Build the Taiga: Hands on Biome-Building

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners explore environmental awareness by completing a construction project. In this biomes instructional activity, students identify the different elements for life to thrive in an ecosystem. Learners utilize a cardboard or wood box...
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Watershed Teacher Field Book

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Maybe you've seen land that is covered in water, not deep enough for a lake or pond, but deep enough that the water stays throughout the year. This area is called a wetland, and during a five-day activity, learners investigate wetlands,...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Habitats

For Teachers 3rd
Explore the biomes of the Earth with your ELD pupils. Explore the natural habitats of many animals and plants. After a discussion on different habitats and the animals which live there, individuals are prompted to create their own animal...
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Illinois' Habitats Happening

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use the scientific inquiry method to examine the ecosystems and biomes in Illinois. Using the characteristics of a local habitat, they identify the best conditions for an ecosystem to survive and how a slight change can damage...
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Ecosystem Dynamics in the Salt Marsh

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students investigate interrelationships among organisms. In this salt water instructional activity, students create a model of a salt water ecosystem. They maintain and track changes in population, plant growth, and water quality.
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Home Sweet Home

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders will research a biome (land or aquatic) and create a project (diorama, model or another idea of the student's choosing) which includes the geographic features of that biome as well as plants and animals found there and...
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Constructing A Food Web

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and explain the relationships within a food web. They use index cards to glue pictures of producers and consumers. On the back of the card, students name the organism, list the type of biome in which it is found.
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Computer Simulation of the Sonoran Desert Community

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
See how changes in initial populations and parameters affect a biological community. Individuals use a special software program to simulate a desert community with five species. They adjust initial populations to see how the community...
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Building Your Own Biosphere

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
On September 26, 1991, four women and four men entered the scientific experiment, Biosphere 2; the doors were sealed for two years in order to study the interactions of a biosphere. In the activity, scholars explore biospheres by...
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Environments and Ecosystems

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create and design a model biome. In this engineering activity, 4th graders observe the living and nonliving organisms interaction with the environment. They explain how engineers use their understanding of environment to...
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First Contact

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders have an opportunity to enhance their computer skills by using Internet as a resource tool and a vehicle for global interaction with other students.
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Fish in a Jug Activity

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate a closed aquatic biome. In this environmental lesson, 6th graders identify the biotic and abiotic components of an aquatic system. They create a model of the system using a jar. The students write a report on...
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Habitat survival

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders study different environments and how the food chain affects the survival of different animals. For this environments lesson plan, 6th graders share the visuals which describe the characteristics of the environment that they...
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A Walk in the Woods

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders observe and identify the different levels of the forest.  In this forest zones lesson students observe, identify and name a variety of forest components and describe how humans impact the forest ecosystem. 
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Structure of Earth

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study and make a model of the significant formations of the ocean floor. They examine images and illustration and apply their imagination while creating the model. They are challenged to complete further research as an...