Ecological Succession - 5E Lesson Bundle

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Ecological Succession - A 5E Lesson Bundle for middle and high school students. Everything you need in one tidy package! This fully-editable, no prep bundle follows the 5E model and provides step-by-step instructions on how to implement it in your classroom. Each included resource is either completely or almost completely self-contained, meaning little to no classroom materials are needed. This bundle contains a mix of digital and paper-based resources and encourages collaboration and creativity at every turn.

5E lessons provide differentiated instruction in their very nature. Your students will complete the unit with an understanding of:

• Primary Succession

• Secondary Succession

• Pond Succession

• Forest Fire

• Pioneer Species

• Climax Communities

In-Class and Distance Learning Ready

  • This resource is perfect for in-class or distance learning and integrates seamlessly with Google Classroom.
  • Office and PDF versions of each resource are also included.
  • Many of the resources include a link that will automatically create a copy of the resources and put them directly into your Google Drive. Other components can be uploaded to your Drive for easy access.

Your students will also confront and overcome the following misconceptions:

• Ecosystems change little over time

• Without human intervention, old fields either remain barren or weedy

• Soil fertility decreases over time

• Soil is only fertile if humans intervene

• As succession progresses, communities are characterized by bigger plants and bigger animals

• Forest fires are always bad for an ecosystem

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How does the 5E model facilitate learning?

• It emphasizes inquiry, critical thinking, and the process of science

• Its success is backed by countless scientific studies that demonstrate its effectiveness

• It’s built around the idea that humans construct knowledge and meaning from their learning experiences. That they build upon their prior knowledge and to be effective, learning needs to be active and allow the participants to construct new knowledge from their experiences

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What's Included in a 5E Bundle?

Engagement Phase

- This could involve a short video with probing questions or a discussion based on current events, common misconceptions, etc.

- Creates interest and excitement for your students

- Asks questions and probes their initial conceptions

- In this bundle, your students will be immediately gripped by an engaging video activity which will lead to a class discussion

Exploration Phase

- Students use and develop creative thinking skills, make observations, record results, and make connections

- This bundle comes with a 7-station Lab Activity where they will gain real experiences with the topic

**Note: The lab station activity requires very little preparation or materials**

- For a complete description of the lab station activity, please see below

Explanation Phase

- This is the instructional phase where concepts are presented to the students in a clear and applicable way

- Students develop an understanding of the content

- Observations and experiences are discussed and critiqued

- Students develop vocabulary

- Students are able to connect the content presented to previous experiences

- This bundle includes a lesson in Google Slides, PowerPoint, and PDF formats. For a complete description, please see below

Elaborate Phase

- This phase involves the students completing an activity or assignment that forces them to expand their thinking and knowledge of the topic. They will propose solutions and extend their learning to new situations

- This bundle includes a scavenger hunt that will allow your students to utilize their knowledge in new ways

**Note: This activity requires no preparation or materials**

- For a complete description, please see below

Evaluate Phase

- Your students will demonstrate their understanding and evaluate their own progress

- This phase involves the students completing an activity or assignment that forces them to expand their thinking and knowledge of the topic. They will propose solutions and extend their learning to new situations

- The evaluation section includes a self-marking digital quiz that will allow you to evaluate your students' topic understanding. A Word version is also included.

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The NRC's How People Learn has synthesized decades of research across many different disciplines about how people learn. Key findings from that synthesis include the following. First, students (people) must be interested and engaged in what they are learning and find it useful and meaningful. Second, students (people) must be actively involved in the process of teaching and learning, comparing new information to previous ideas, constructing new understandings, and quite simply changing their own minds about how the world works. And third, students (people) need opportunities to apply what they have learned to new situations, to check the completeness of their understanding, and to evaluate their own learning for themselves. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2931660/)

By incorporating this 5E lesson, you will provide your students with a meaningful and coherent way of learning that best suits their needs. You will also utilize technology in a way that creates order and promotes understanding.

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The following 5E lessons are also available in my store.

Physics

Newton's Three Laws of Motion

Current Electricity and Circuits

One and Two-Dimensional Motion

Static Electricity

Light and its Production

Energy, Energy Transfer, and its Forms

Kinetic and Gravitational Potential Energy

Electricity Production

Friction

Density and Buoyancy

Sound and Hearing

Calculating Average Speed, Velocity, and Displacement

Mass, Volume, Density, and Buoyancy

Magnetic Fields

Work and Energy

Renewable Energy

How Planes Fly

Acceleration

Refraction

Power

Liquids and Gases

Momentum, Conservation of Momentum and Impulse

Nonrenewable Energy Sources

Projectile Motion

Magnetic Fields

Coming Soon:

• Sound, Sound Energy, and Speed

Biology

Cells and the Cell Theory - Complete 5E Unit

The Human Digestive System

Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Mitosis and the Cell Cycle

The Circulatory System

Cancer

Photosynthesis

The Human Respiratory System

Cell Membrane and Transport

Energy Flow In Ecosystems

The Human Eye

DNA Manipulation and GMOs

Physical and behavioral adaptations

Plant Sexual and Asexual Reproduction

Biodiversity

Meiosis

Genetic Disorders

Reproductive Technologies

Muscular and Skeletal System

Integumentary System

Introduction to Evolution

DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, and Alleles

Mutations

Carbohydrates and Lipids

Genetic Material - DNA and RNA

The Nervous System

Coming Soon:

• Excretory system

• Endocrine system

• Hearing and the Human Ear

• Plant anatomy

Earth and Space Science

Climate Change and Global Warming

The Moon and its Phases

Our Solar System

The Seasons

Human Space Exploration

The Life and Death of Stars

Eclipse - Solar and Lunar

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors

Cloud Types

Plate Tectonics

The Rock Cycle

Natural Disasters

Meteorology

Fossils and Geologic Time

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Watersheds

Ecology

The Cycling of Matter: The Water and Carbon Cycles

Cells and the Cell Theory

Ecosystems

Invasive Species

Interactions Within Ecosystems

Photosynthesis

Physical and behavioral adaptations

Plant Sexual and Asexual Reproduction

Biodiversity

Classification of Living Things

Ecological Succession

Chemistry

Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes

Atoms and the Atomic Theory

Introduction to Chemical Reactions

Types of Chemical Reactions and Balancing Equations

Molecular and Ionic Compounds

Acids, Bases, and pH

The Periodic Table

The Mole/Avogadro's Number

The Particle Theory

Chemical Bonds

Pure Substances and Mixtures

Solutions and Mechanical Mixtures

Pressure, Volume, and Temperature

Coming Soon:

• Atomic Theory, Atomic Structure, and Isotopes

General Science

Scientific Method, Skills, and Safety

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Explore - Ecological Succession - 7 Engaging Lab Stations

This fully editable Lab Station on Ecological Succession is meant to get your students out of their seats and engaged in the content. Each station not only offers a unique opportunity to test your students' knowledge (offer an opinion, answer questions based on a video or reading, draw, etc.), but also provides a fantastic learning opportunity where your kids are learning through assessment. Each station comes with a description card while some also contain more detailed instructions, a reading, questions to answer, etc. Students are equipped with a recording sheet (passport) to write their answers. There is almost no prep for you. Simply print the cards, lay them out around the room and you're all set. An answer key is also provided where applicable.

This Lab Activity Covers:

- Primary Succession

- Secondary Succession

- The Role of Forest Fires in an Ecosystem

- Pond Succession

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How do the Lab Stations work? Each station is specially designed to be a unique complement to the material while at the same time, provide a valuable learning experience. Below is an overview of how each station works. In your activity, each will be tailored to the specific content.

Station 1: Get Hands-On – using their creative skills, students are required to draw or build.

Station 2: Research – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must research a specific question/issue surrounding the topic.

Station 3: Explain yourself – students write down an opinion to a question in paragraph form.

Station 4: Rest Station - students can use this time to catch up on work they didn't have time to complete at a previous station or prepare themselves for an upcoming one.

Station 5: Applicability reading – students read a short passage from an article, website, etc. which directly connects the classroom content to a real-life application.

Station 6: Test your knowledge – students answer 5 multiple choice questions then provide a written explanation for how/why they came to their conclusions.

Station 7: Learn from the expert – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must watch a short video clip and answer the associated questions. They may stop, rewind, and restart as often as they like during the time frame.

Station 8: Rest Station.

Station 9: Become the question master – Students must create 2 multiple-choice questions, 2 true/false questions, and 1 short answer question. Students must also supply the answers.

These station cards are meant to be used as a lab activity but can also be utilized in a review task before a test or a quiz. Used either way, your students will love it! I know mine do and I'm telling you from first-hand experience as I've used this activity in my own class.

Explain - Ecological Succession Lesson - Google Slides and Distance Learning Ready

Ecological Succession Lesson. This package includes the lesson (student and teacher versions), a student lesson handout as a document, and a 4-question exit ticket to assess student understanding. This presentation is colorful, fun, and applicable.

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.

Included in the Lesson Package is:

- The teacher version of the presentation

- The student version of the presentation

- Office and Google versions of the resource files

- Student lesson handout

- 4-question Exit Ticket

In Order, the Lesson Covers:

- Primary Succession

- Secondary Succession

- Primary vs. Secondary Succession

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Buyer Comments:

- "Loved the resource! Great for our Ecology Unit! "

- "This saved me so much time! Thank you!"

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- "This PowerPoint was perfect for the lesson I taught in class. It really benefited the students in my classroom."

- "Great PowerPoint and guided notes for students. Visuals were perfect. Saved me a lot of time. "

- "This PowerPoint is colorful and full of great information! A wonderful addition to my lessons! Thanks!"

- "Well put together! Loved it! "

- "So helpful as a first-year teacher - you did all the work for me! Thank you!"

- "This is a great addition to my lessons on succession - I feel that I've always been lacking the concise information and graphics to accompany the work I've been giving.

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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.

Elaborate - Ecosystems and Ecological Succession - A Device-Based Scavenger Hunt Activity

Ecosystems and Ecological Succession - A digital, device-based resource that will get your kids out of their seats, engaged, utilizing technology, and collaborating to solve real problems and test their knowledge. This activity works well across grades as a means of assessment, review, and/or instruction. This hunt was designed for middle/high school physical science students.

This activity is the coolest thing I've created and your kids are going to love it; mine do. Think of a scavenger hunt, then add devices (Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, or Tablets), engaged students, and learning through assessment and you have this resource.

Quick Disclaimer. In order to use this activity, your classroom must have at least 1 device per 3 students. Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, and Tablets will all work perfectly. The wording and delivery make this resource perfect for a wide range of grade levels. If for some reason you feel this hunt isn't perfect for your classroom, I'm happy to refund your purchase no questions asked.

The Content Includes:

• Ecosystems

• Ecological succession

• Primary vs. Secondary succession

• Deforestation and how ecosystems recover

• Biotic and Abiotic factors

• Sustainable ecosystems

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For free resources, useful teaching tips, and tools, please visit my blog - TeachScienceWithFergy.com

If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email - devon@teachwithfergy.com

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