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This bundle of lessons, labs, and field activities are perfect for a high school course and will introduce your high school students to the basics of ecology and environmental science.
Topics included in this lesson are: biotic factors, abiotic factors, ecological organization (individual, population, community, ecosystem, biome, biosphere) producers, consumers, decomposers, habitat, niche, autotrophs and heterotrophs, food chains, food webs, tolerance, specialists v. generalists, fundamental niche, realized niche, principle of competitive exclusion, interspecific competition
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- Detailed teacher lesson plan including essential questions, standards, included resources, and materials list
- Student Web-quest on basic ecological concepts with guided student notes
- 13-slide PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation
- Outdoor Habitat & Niche Survey
- Math Extension Page: Interspecific Competition
- Concept Map (guided & blank versions included)
- 10-question multiple-choice quiz through Google Forms
➤My Environmental Science Series includes lessons for each sphere of the earth:
➤How do I use this lesson?
Students independently gain vocabulary and basic concepts through internet web-quests and videos. Then, in a teacher-guided lab activity, students are able to practice these concepts and see them come to life in real environments. The content delivery is a perfect lesson for substitutes because students can work independently, while the outdoor activity provides a great opportunity for hands-on whole class learning.
➤What curriculum could I use with this lesson?
This lesson is ideally geared towards high school students and would work well with a general level Environmental Science or Biology textbook. It addresses the following topics in AP Environmental Science (APES):
- 1.1: Introduction to Ecosystems
- 1.9: Trophic Levels
- 1.11: Food Chains and Food Webs
- 2.4: Ecological Tolerance
- 3.1: Generalist and Specialist Species