Cycling of Matter in Ecosystems Lesson - PowerPoint Lesson and Activity Package

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The Water Cycle, The Carbon Cycle, The Nitrogen Cycle, and The Phosphorus Cycle lesson package. This 3-4 DAY package includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint), two cycle diagram activities/assignments (water and carbon), a Bill Nye video and worksheet (with answers) and a student lesson handout as a word document. The PowerPoint is fun and applicable with FIVE videos and embedded into the PowerPoint. The cycle activities will take your students 1-3 days to complete depending on the depth you assign Click here to have a look.

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

Included in the lesson package is:

- The teacher version of the PowerPoint
- The student version of the PowerPoint
- Videos embedded into the PowerPoint
- Water and Carbon Cycle Activity/Assignment (2-3 days)
- Bill Nye Video worksheet (with answers)
- Student lesson handout


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
Water and Carbon Cycle Diagram Activity - Bring out their creativity!
The Water Cycle - Science Reading Article - Grades 5-7


Buyer Comments:

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

- "great the videos in the ppt"

- "They loved it! Thank you!"

- "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!"


In order, the lesson covers:
- The Water Cycle
- The Carbon Cycle
- The Nitrogen Cycle
- The Phosphorus Cycle

I've created a Mini unit with my most popular Ecology Lessons (Ecosystems, Cycling of Matter and Ecological Succession). Click here to have a look and save 30%

The student version of the power point contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. 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 including all PowerPoints, 2 Culminating Tasks and my Task Card Review Activity 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
- Water and Carbon Cycle Diagram Activity
- Human Impact on Ecosystems Assignment

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

I also have a range of assignments and lessons/units from other grade levels at my store. Please CLICK HERE to have a look around and don’t forget to follow if you like what you see.

Also, please visit my blog Teach With Fergy for my thoughts on teaching, learning and everything in between.
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21 + 6 + 1
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Teaching Duration
3 hours

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