Students use these graphic organizers to research and then compare/contrast different ecosystems/environments. They can use websites or nonfiction texts to learn more about the ecosystems. You can have students complete the venn diagrams in a variety of ways--independent, with a partner who has discussed a different ecosystem, in a station, etc.
Estuary and Salt Marsh
Ponds and Lakes
Grasslands and Forests
Temperate and Tropical Oceans
Tropical Rainforest and Temperate Deciduous Forests
Aligned with NC Essential Standards Ecosystems 5th Grade
5.L.2.1 Compare the characteristics of several common ecosystems, including estuaries and salt marshes, oceans, lakes and ponds, forests, and grasslands.