Earth's Endangered Ecosystems

This Earth's Endangered Ecosystems lesson plan also includes:

A vegetable garden is an example of a man-made ecosystem. Here, learners explore the natural ecosystems of the world. In groups, scholars determine the problems their assigned ecosystem faces and, as a class, reach a consensus on the most endangered ecosystem. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Activity best fits at beginning of unit on world ecosystems or biomes
Classroom Considerations

  • Some materials are not located within the resource, but they can be acquired or made
  • Activity three in a series of 10 biodiveristy lesson plans

  • Includes a rubric template for the poster/illustration
  • Contains two follow-through activities to help cement concepts


  • Activity does not use apostrophes to show possession but instead leaves a blank space between the last letter of the word and the letter s
Common Core