ECOSYSTEMS Unit Plan
(8 lessons, differentiated cloze reading passages, student projects, graphic organizers, writing prompts, ecosystem organization pyramid, online research and activities, flipbooks, foldables, hands-on inquiry experiment, worksheets, end-of-unit research project, unit flash cards to match lessons, bulletin board posters)
Grades 3 - 5
Duration: Approximately 3 weeks
Looking for a complete unit on ECOSYSTEMS to teach your middle to upper elementary students? You've found it!
This Ecosystems unit is an exciting, engaging resource created for all learning styles; it has it all! Unit includes lessons specifically targeted to plant and animal interactions in ecosystems, including living versus nonliving organisms, structural and behavioral adaptations, communities, food chains and webs, producers, consumers, and decomposers, habitats and niches, life cycles, and human influences on ecosystems.
Each lesson includes specific ecosystems-related vocabulary terms and illustrations, diagrams, and photos. The lessons can be electronically displayed while teaching and printed out for students to glue into science notebooks for reference and review.
The unit includes differentiated cloze reading passages, interactive notebook flapbooks and foldables, worksheets, writing prompts, an online interactive habitat activity, hands-on inquiry experiment, and other class activities to reinforce each lesson! This unit also includes a “My Featured Creature” end-of-unit research project, unit flash cards, and bulletin board posters too!
It is designed and formatted to build upon previously learned concepts and prepare your students for more challenging ecosystems concepts. This unit is sure to ignite a curiosity and passion for learning about ecosystems in all your students!
UNIT LESSONS Include:
Lesson 1: Species & Living Organisms
Lesson 2: Life Cycles
Lesson 3: Ecosystem Organization
Lesson 4: Habitats & Niches
Lesson 5: Plant & Animal Adaptations
Lesson 6: Producers, Consumers & Decomposers
Lesson 7: Food Chains & Food Webs
Lesson 8: Influences of Human Activity
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