Animals and Plants, Symbiosis Lesson

Animals and Plants, Symbiosis Lesson
Animals and Plants, Symbiosis Lesson
Animals and Plants, Symbiosis Lesson
Animals and Plants, Symbiosis Lesson
Animals and Plants, Symbiosis Lesson
Animals and Plants, Symbiosis Lesson
Animals and Plants, Symbiosis Lesson
Animals and Plants, Symbiosis Lesson
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This is now a 600 slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), built-in activities with instructions and questions, two poster projects with directions and visuals, two page homework, lesson notes, answer keys, video links, visuals, and much more.

I have also included my Invasive Exotic Species(250 slides) Lesson bundle into this post. A 180 slide PowerPoint review game that concludes both lessons is also provided.

Areas of Focus within this PowerPoint
Special Feeding Relationships, Symbiosis, Parasitism, Types of Parasites, Mutualism, Types of Mutualism, Commensalism, and plant animal interactions in connections with the above feeding relationships

This PowerPoint begins describing the three types of symbiosis (parasitism, mutualism, and commensalism) in a step by step approach. Parasites are covered first and the importance of studying them as well as their often complicated life cycle addressed. Both endo and ectoparasites are described and student have to answer a few questions with visuals as to which picture is an endo and which is an ecto. A series of images follow after a warning to the audience. Various worms are shown and this part of the slideshow shows the disgusting side of the parasite world. Please preview before showing students as some images could be unsettling. An article with questions is provided about the sea lamprey and the great lakes with answer key and a video link. The cow bird and brood parasitism is also described and students must pick the cowbird eggs from a a group of eggs in a nest. Directions are then provided for students to create their own PowerPoint presentation of a parasite. A link to the CDC provides a giant list and students spend some time viewing parasites before creating their own parasites. I usually have the students then present their parasite slideshow as a large group and students wander completing the research portion of the supplied homework. A sample presentation is provided about scabies to provide a format for the students. Mutualism is then described, and the types of mutualism, (trophic, dispersive, cleaning, and defensive) are all described in detail with many exciting visuals / examples. Commensalism is described with more visuals and examples. Plant and animal interactions are then addressed after a walking quiz which have the students answer some multiple choice questions by walking to corners of the room before the answers are revealed. The teacher needs to label the corners of the room with letters. Animal strategies to eat plants are addressed. Leaf cutter ants and microbe farming is explored and neat video link provided. Students then see an example of a create your own cool insect that eats plants. Students then create a poster of a far out insect that must have some strategies to eat plants. Plant defense mechanisms are then described such as toxins, mechanical defenses, defensive mutualism, and more described. A neat poison ivy identification quiz has students see the plant and then tell if 10 images are poison ivy or not ivy. The answers are provided after a for fun bonus question. Students are then presented a series of poison berries vs. edible berries and must make decisions as to which are poisonous. Another project has the students create a plant that can defend off insects on a a poster. I have the students put all the plants posters in one pile, and all of the animal posters in another. I pick a plant poster, and an animal poster. The students quickly present and then rock paper scissors to see who survives to the next round. Presenting posters becomes this wacky survival / ultimate insect and plant challenge. A series of hidden box games conclude this PowerPoint that have students guess a picture hidden beneath some boxes. Each slide reveals more of the picture beneath as students guess. This is a really neat PowerPoint that will involve and challenge your students.

Please visit my other posting on TpT called the Ecology: Interactions Unit which includes a 3000+ slide PowerPoint, bundled homework / assessment, modified assessment, detailed answer key, and unit notes that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. This larger file also includes PowerPoint review games, videos, lab handouts, and much more.

Ecology Interactions Unit
Ecology Interactions Unit

This unit includes all of the following and much more...
Ecology Interactions Entire Unit Homework, Lesson Notes, Answer Key
Levels of Biological Organization, Community Ecology
Niche, Needs of Living Things Lesson
Food Webs, Activity, (350 Slides), HW, Notes and much more
Animal Habitat Activity, Hands-on, and much more
Camouflage and Mimicry Lesson (400 Slides) HW, Notes and much more
Population Sampling and Biodiversity Lesson
Animal and Plant Symbiosis, Mutualism, Parasitism, Commensalism (500 Slides) HW, Notes and more
Exotic Species Lesson, Create a WANTED poster, and much more
Ecology Interactions Unit Review Game
Ecology Interactions Unit Crossword with Solution
Ecology and the Environment Flash Card Pack

I also sell all 20 Middle-Level Science Units as a digital hard good on TpT. This includes all 20 units (50,000 slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 275 pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified assessments, 325 pages of answer keys, 260 pages of unit notes, 37 PowerPoint review games (5000+ slides), 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and classroom license.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks again and best wishes.

Ryan Murphy M.Ed

Other Ecology and the Environment Lessons and Units that I offer on TpT...

Ecology Feeding Levels Entire Unit (1000+ Slides), HW, Notes and more.
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit

The Ecology Feeding Levels Unit Includes all of the following and more...
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit Homework, Lesson Notes, Answer Key (FREE)
Food Chains, Energy Flow in an Ecosystem, Producers, Consumers, Decomposters, (650 Slides), HW, Notes and more
Ecology Food Chain Board Game
Community Ecology, Competition, Activity, Quiz, and more
Animal Teeth / Dentition, Carnivores, Herbivores, Omnivores, (200+ Slides) HW, Quiz, and More
Biomass Pyramids, Energy Flow, Pyramid of Numbers, Activity, and more
Biomagnification and Bioaccumulation of Pollution in Aquatic Systems, Simulation Activity, HW, Notes, (299 Slide PowerPoint) and more
Feeding Levels Unit Crossword with Solution
Ecology and the Environment Flash Card Pack

Ecology Abiotic Factors Entire Unit (2700+ Slides), HW, Notes and more
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit

This unit includes all of the following and more.
Ecology Interactions Entire Unit
Light, Plants, and Animals Lesson
Warm and Cold Bloodedness, Animals, Isopod Lab Project and more
Abiotic Factors Unit Crossword with Solution
Water Cycle Lesson, Quiz, HW, and much more
Carbon Cycle Lesson, Photosynthesis, Cellular Respiration
Nitrogen Cycle , Phosphorus Cycle, pH, Acid Rain, Nutrient Pollution in Aquatic Systems (470 slides) HW, Notes and much more
Biogeochemical Cycles Review Game, Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Nitrogen Cycle, pH Acid Rain, Phosphorus Cycle
Ecology and the Environment Flash Card Pack

Below are the links to the 20 units of study that I offer on TpT for individual purchase. All of these are included in the curriculum purchase.

Physical Science Units
Science Skills Unit
Laws of Motion and Simple Machines Unit
Matter, Energy, and the Environment Unit
Atoms and Periodic Table of the Elements Unit

Physical Science Curriculum
Physical Science Bundle Package (4 Units)

Life Science Units
Human Body System and Health Topics Unit
Cellular Biology Unit
Infectious Diseases Unit
DNA and Genetics Unit, Cell Division
Taxonomy and Classification Unit
Evolution and Natural Selection, Change Topics Unit
Botany Unit
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit
Ecology Interactions Unit
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit

Life Science Curriculum
Life Science Bundle Package (10 Units)

Earth Science Units
Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice Ages, Glaciers Unit
Astronomy Topics Unit
Geology Topics Unit
Weather and Climate Unit

Earth Science Curriculum Bundle
Earth Science Curriculum (6 Units)

Water, Water Quality, Rivers, Lakes, and Fish Units
Water on Earth, Properties of Water, Water Pollution Unit
Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit (Salmon, Fish, and more)

Below is a link to view this curriculum in greater detail. You will find a PowerPoint tour, how a unit works guide, curriculum possibilities, standards, and many free samples.
Curriculum Tour

Entire Curriculum I offer on TpT...
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more

Best wishes,

Ryan Murphy M.Ed

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