This is an engaging activity designed to help students make connections between cause and effect relationships as they relate to changes in ecosystems. The format of the file shows the cards in correct matches. The teacher will cut out the cards and distribute to groups of students. As students use their knowledge of ecosystems as well as context clues, they will notice that some of the cause and effect relationships are positive and some negative. This aspect can be used as an extension activity and further discussion (or writing!) for the class. Could also be implemented in science centers.
Best in group setting.
20 matches included, 40 cards total