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890 reviewed resources for populations and ecosystems

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Ecosystems

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Examine how living and non-living things work together in a reading passage about ecosystems. Class members read the text and then respond to five response questions that relate specifically to the content of the passage.
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The Ups and Downs of Populations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As the reality of population decline across many species becomes real, pupils learn about the variables related to changes in populations. They complete a simulation of population changes and graph the results, then discuss limiting...
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Population Ecology: The Texas Mosquito Mystery

For Teachers 7th - 12th
While 80 percent of people with West Nile Virus show no symptoms, in severe cases, it causes death by infecting the membranes around the spinal cord and brain. The video starts by making population ecology relevant. It includes density...
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Ecosystem Interdependence: Managing Salmon for Healthy Forests

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Examine the impact the fishing industry has on local ecosystems. The hands-on lesson begins with an experiment that tests the effectiveness of fish-based fertilizers. It continues with a computer-based module that simulates sustainable...
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Oil and Bird Populations

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Display a stunning drawing of the Gulf of Mexico's ecosystems. Learners examine the picture to determine what birds live there and what foods they rely on. Then show a poignant five-minute film that examines the impact of the 2010...
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Biotic and Abiotic Factors

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Life is complex. Just a slight change in the population of one species will have a substantial change on the biotic and abiotic factors of that species' environment. In this video, Mr. Andersen explains the effects removing wolves from...
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Populations and Ecosystems

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders create a model of an ecosystem and label it to show structure and function. They research the food web of an aquatic animal and also trace energy flow from the primary producer up the food chain.
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Urban Ecosystems 2: Why are There Cities? A Historical Perspective

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Second in a series of five lessons, this lesson plan encourages preteens to consider cities as urban ecosystems. First, they keep a food diary for a few days. They visit the Natrional Agricultural Statistics Service website for current...
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Ecosystem In A Bottle

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Ecosystem activities show how everyone and everything is interconnected. The smallest change can make a big impact.
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2007

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Environmental science enthusiasts show what they know at the end of the year by taking this full-fledged final exam. They answer multiple choice, graph interpretation, and essay analysys questions, 73 of them in all. Topics range from...
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Ecosystem in a Box: Science, Social Studies, Conservation

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders demonstrate an understanding of ecosystems to enable them to identify the plants, animals, soil, and habitats that exist in each with an emphasis on conservation and preservation of those ecosystems.
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Native Species Restoration and its Impact on Local Populations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how predators help control the growth of prey species for a more balanced ecosystem.
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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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Changes in Ecosystems

For Students 9th - 10th
In this changes in ecosystems worksheet, students complete 21 various types of questions related to ecosystem. First, they determine whether each statement is true or false based on vocabulary. Then, students determine whether natural...
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Parts of an Ecosystem

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study the Great Salt lake and the ecosystem that encompasses it. They study the relationship between an individual of a species, a population of that species, a community that includes that population, and the...
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Native Species Restoration and its Impact on Local Populations

For Teachers 8th - 10th
In this native species restoration worksheet, students are given 3 scenarios to choose from to help restore a declining population of an endangered species of deer. Students make predictions about what they will think happen when the...
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How Do Populations Grow?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how populations grow and how invasive species can affect the balance of ecosystems. They simulate the growth of lily pads, analyze and record the data, and simulate the results of an invasive species on an ecosystem.
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Dissolved Oxygen in an Aquatic Ecosystem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain why dissolved oxygen is important in aquatic ecosystems. They evaluate the optimal dissolved oxygen levels for living organisms.
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Standard 4-Ecosystems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this ecosystem worksheet, young scholars answer questions about energy pyramids, food chains, consumers, producers, decomposers, biotic and abiotic factors in an environment, natural selection and the importance of biodiversity in an...
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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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Connecting Ecosystems & Climate

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Collaborators sort a set of cards into biotic and abiotic categories. Then, as a class, they discuss their work and relate each of the abiotic components to climate change. Finally, they form a web of components by connecting those that...
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Urban Ecosystems 2: Why Are There Cities? A Historical Perspective

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers investigate the importance of food surpluses to the historical development of urban ecosystems.
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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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Should Populations in an Ecosystem be Restricted?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders experiment to determine how overpopulation effects ecosystems specifically plants. In this ecosystem lesson plan, 4th graders conduct an ecosystems experiment after listening to Claire Daniel's, Ecosystems. They watch a...

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