Biogeochemical Cycles, Water Cycle, Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus

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Areas of Focus: Biogeochemical Cycles, Hydrologic Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Photosynthesis, Cellular Respiration, Oxygen-Carbon Dioxide Balance, Nitrogen Cycle, pH Phosphorus Cycle, Importance of Phosphorus, Nutrients, Nutrient Pollution and Aquatic Systems, Eutrophication.

A two part 1,600 slide PowerPoint roadmap combines my four popular biogeochemical cycle lessons into one lesson bundle. A 150 slide review game with answers and template sheet concludes the series of lessons for a fantastic review.

This PowerPoint roadmaps include critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, built-in video links, academic links, challenge questions, neat step by drawings, built-in quizzes, and hands on activities with built-in instructions. Text is limited per slide and is displayed in 32 font. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be interactive as possible and ask many questions, provides built in review opportunities, explains directions to activities, and much more.

This lesson bundle begins with a description of biogeochemical cycles and emphasizes that these cycles go from the living world to the non-living world. The Water Cycle (aka Hydorlogic Cycle is then introduced asking the students to identify which terms they are familiar with (Usually it is evaporation, condensation, precipitation)from a large list that includes larger more difficult terms such as evapotranspiration and percolation etc. Students are then presented evaporation, condensation, and precipitation in a step by step by process. Students make a step by step diagram of the water cycle with many key terms in their notebook. Each slide creates more of the diagram so all students can follow along. An activity has teacher cut clear plastic soda bottles and then invert the top. The larger bottle is filled with warm water and the top inverted and filled with ice cubes. Students watch the warm water evaporate and then condense, and then fall back on the sides into the ocean. Visuals and directions are built into the slideshow. A quick activity has the the teacher bring in some cold soda cans and has the students observe condensation that forms. A simple demo that always has the kids attention. The soda can then be consumed at the end of class if behavior is good. Precipitation is described and a link to a neat website (flash needed is provided). Another activity is provided that describes how the students are stuck on a desert island and need to turn sea water into drinkable water. A step by step description and visual are provided. Basically students cover a clear plastic container filled with saltwater with plastic wrap. They then put a container in the middle and some pebbles above the container on the outside of the wrap. The saltwater evaporates, leaves salt behind, condenses and travels down the plastic wrap ceiling and falls into the cup (precipitation). Students describe how this activity goes through the entire water cycle. An activity also describes transpiration and has the teacher cover a stem on a plant with a plastic bag to observe water droplets the next day. A neat activity has students observe how sand can clean water. Students scrap crayon shaving into a container of sand. A small hole is punched into the bottom of the container. When water is added to the top the crayon shavings float around. The water that falls out of the bottom is clear (percolation / infiltration). Places on Earth where water is stored is then described. A neat activity then has the teacher minimized out of PowerPoint and assists the students as they pretend to drag vocabulary terms into the correct place on a picture of the water cycle. A quiz concludes the PowerPoint that shows a picture of the Water Cycle and students must record the correct term to the number on the picture 1-8. This is a neat PowerPoint that involve and challenge your students.

Carbon reservoirs are then addressed and students learn the importance of carbon in life. Photosynthesis is described in a step by step process. A neat activity uses M&M's to help the teach the photosynthetic equation. This also appears again later for respiration.

Both the Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycles include step by step drawings, challenge and answer questions, and small activities. One activity has students add nutrients to pond water at the beginning of the unit and by the end investigate to see if increased fertilizers caused plant growth. pH and Acid rain are also addressed and nutrient pollution.

Take the 87mb tour of this unit that includes more PowerPoint previews at...
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit Preview

This curriculum aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core ELA and Literacy for Science and Technical Subjects.

This unit consists of a 3,000+ slide PowerPoint presentation, assessment, and class notes, that become the road map for an exciting and interactive unit full of lab activities, challenge questions, discussion questions, project ideas, assessments, modified assessment, class notes, crosswords, review games, answer keys, video links, and much more.

Also included is a student version of the unit that is much like the teachers but missing the answer keys, quizzes, PowerPoint review games, hidden box challenges, owl, and surprises meant for the classroom. This is a great resource to distribute to your students and support professionals.

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

Text on the unit PowerPoint is in large print (32 font) and is placed at the top of each slide so it can seen and read from all angles of a classroom. A shade technique, as well as color coding text helps to increase student focus and allows teacher to control the pace of the lesson. Also included is a 11 page assessment / bundled homework that chronologically follows the slideshow for nightly homework and the end of the unit assessment, as well as a 8 page modified assessment. 15 pages of class notes with images are also included for students who require assistance, as well as answer keys to both assessments / homework for support professionals, teachers, and home school parents. 38 video shorts (.flv files) are provided and a slide within the slideshow cues teacher / parent when the videos are most relevant to play. Video shorts usually range from 2-7 minutes and are included in organized folders. Two PowerPoint review games are included (100+ slides each). Answers to the PowerPoint Review Games are also provided in PowerPoint form so students can self-assess. Lastly, several class games such as guess the hidden picture beneath the boxes, and the find the hidden owl somewhere within the slideshow are provided. Difficulty rating 7/10. Duration = 7+ Weeks.


I also sell all 20 Middle-Level Science Units as a digital hardgood 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, 40 PowerPoint review games (5000+ slides), 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and much more.

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

Sincerely,
Ryan Murphy M.Ed
ryemurf@gmail.com

Other Ecology and the environment 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
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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 Interactions Entire Unit (2000+ Slides), HW, Notes and more
Ecology Interactions Unit

This unit includes all of the following and much more...
Ecology Interactions Entire Unit Homework, Lesson Notes, Answer Key
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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

Thank you again.
Sincerely,
Ryan Murphy M.Ed
ryemurf@gmail.com

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,

Science from LLC
ryemurf@gmail.com

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Biogeochemical Cycles, Water Cycle, Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus
Biogeochemical Cycles, Water Cycle, Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus
Biogeochemical Cycles, Water Cycle, Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus
Biogeochemical Cycles, Water Cycle, Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus