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Cycling of Matter in Ecosystems Lesson - Google Slides and Distance Learning

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6th - 9th, Homeschool
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The Water Cycle, The Carbon Cycle, The Nitrogen Cycle, and The Phosphorus Cycle lesson package. This 2-3 DAY package includes the lesson (student and teacher versions), a Bill Nye video and worksheet (with answers), a student lesson handout as a word/Google document, and a 4-question Exit Ticket to assess student understanding. This ecosystems lesson is fun and applicable with FIVE videos embedded directly into the presentation.

Google Classroom and Exit Ticket

  • This resource is perfect for in-class or distance learning and integrates seamlessly with Google Classroom. Included is a link that with one click, will automatically create a copy of the resources and put them directly into your Google Drive.
  • Purchase --> Open --> Click --> Assign to your students
  • On the last Google Slide is a link to a four-question Exit Ticket that you can give as homework or to conclude your lesson in class.
  • This lesson includes both Google and Office versions for ALL resources. The presentation is in Google Slides and PowerPoint while all documents contain Word and Google Doc versions.

Having both options allows you to use either without worrying about formatting issues as all the work has already been done for you. It also allows you, as well as your students, to access everything no matter where you are or what kind of equipment is being used.


Buyer Comments:

- "I found this resource to be extremely beneficial in teaching my 8th grade science students the basics of the cycles of matter. This resource helped my students to master this topic with ease. It was well written and ready to present."

- "Wow! I hit the jackpot with this! SO many resources and was perfect for my students!"

- "My students were very engaged by this resource."

- "Fabulous resource."

- "great stuff...love the videos in the ppt"

- "They loved it! Thank you!"


**Plus: Included with your purchase is a special bonus activity which is related and will extend your students learning and understanding**

In Order, the Lesson Covers:

- The Water Cycle

- The Carbon Cycle

- The Nitrogen Cycle

- The Phosphorus Cycle

Included in the Lesson Package is:

- The teacher version of the presentation

- The student version of the presentation

- Videos embedded into the presentation

- Office and Google versions of all files

- Bill Nye Video worksheet (with answers)

- Student lesson handout

- 4-question Exit Ticket


You might also be interested in the following activities as they relate directly to the cycling of matter:

Cycling of Matter in Ecosystems – Device-Based Scavenger Hunt Activity

The Carbon and Water Cycle - 7 Engaging Lab Station Activities

The Water Cycle - Science Reading Article - Grades 5-7


More Buyer Comments:

- "Works great for introducing the content and also for a end-of-year review before the state test!"

- "Great resource for cycling of matter! Thanks for the videos, too!"

- "Just used the powerpoint and video worksheet. Can't wait to see the final products with the diagrams. Great lesson! I love it! Super useful!"

- "Love the videos in the ppt!"

-"Excellent! I use this resource again and again!"


Digital and Distance Learning:

This lesson is fully digital which makes it perfect for the classroom, distance learning, or as a sub-plan if needed. With a single click, the entire package will be imported into your Google Drive and will be ready to assign to your students or present in class. You can also place a copy of the resources directly into student Google Drive accounts for easy access.

Included in your package is an Exit Ticket which can be directly accessed from the last Google Slide. Additionally, your purchase will create a copy of the Google Form Exit Ticket which you can edit to meet your class needs.

Student Version:

The student version of the lesson contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.

**Please note that the ENTIRE UNIT can be purchased for a steep discount by clicking here!

The individual Ecology Lessons can be found below:

Lesson 1 - The Spheres of the Earth

Lesson 2 - Ecosystems

Lesson 3 - Energy Flow In Ecosystems

Lesson 4 - Cycling of Matter In Ecosystems

Lesson 5 - Population Influences Within Ecosystems

Lesson 6 - Ecological Succession

Lesson 7 - Biomass and Fossil Fuels

Lesson 8 - The Importance of Biodiversity

Lesson 9 - Invasive Species

You might also be interested in these assignments which can be found within the unit:

- Ecosystems Lab Experiment: Ecobottles Lab

- Creative Story Assignment

- Human Impact on Ecosystems Assignment

Please view the Preview File to obtain a sense of my style, see how my lesson is structured, and evaluate my work.

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Also, please visit my blog Teach With Fergy for my thoughts on teaching, learning, and everything in between.

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Teaching Duration
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