ECOSYSTEMS: CYCLING OF MATTER AND ECOSYSTEM DYNAMICS(NGSS MS-LS2). Activity packet 37 pages, fully printable.
Next Generation Science Standards. ecosystems, food webs, food chains, energy transfer, cycling of matter, carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle. biodiversity, engineering design process, engineering project, water purification project.
Thank you for purchasing this NGSS aligned resource “MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Cycling of matter and ecosystem Dynamics”. This resource includes information and activities, which cover the core ideas for the unit “MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics”.
Students will read the required information, complete activities, and then assess their learning using the performance based assignments. Each assignment is aligned to the performance standards which are found in the Next Generation Science Standards MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics. Each assignment includes notes, rubrics and an answer key. This resource will cover the following standards and topics.
LS2.B: Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
Energy in the ecosystem, food chains and webs
The nitrogen cycle
The carbon cycle
The effects of biodiversity on humans
Building a water purification system (engineering project)
This resource is designed to be delivered to your students over a 1-2 week period. Each information sheet, activity and assessment material includes performance and standard indicators, so that you and your students know which standards are being addressed.
I hope that you enjoy this resource.