Ecosystem Energy Flows, Food Chains, Humans & Rainforest Destruction Unit eBook
Students learn through reading passages, engaging media (photos, graphic organizers, video and audio clips), and a hands-on activity about energy flows in the rainforest ecosystem, food chains, decomposition, and humans’ impact on the ecosystem. Assessments, answer keys, Easel Activities, and teacher support are included. The high-interest rainforest theme is used to teach this NGSS-aligned life science unit. Content is engaging and helps meet nonfiction literacy requirements.
This is an interactive unit. It includes a video or videos; audio support (human voiceover) for reading passages; and definitions of words from the vocabulary list can be pressed within lessons to reveal definitions. Interactivity for assessments and hands-on activities is provided in the attached Easel activities. READ TECH INFORMATION SECTION BELOW ABOUT WHICH EBOOK READERS TO USE BEFORE PURCHASING.
GRADE LEVELS AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
This 63 page unit was created for students in grade 4, and it may also be appropriate for students in grades 3 and 5.
4-ESS3-2. Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.
4-ESS2-1. Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation.
5-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
3-LS4-3. Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
3-LS4-4. Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.
-- the sun as life’s energy source
-- producers and consumers in the food chain
-- humans can positively or negatively impact the rain forest
-- effects of rainforest logging
-- efforts to protect rainforests
-- High-quality reading passages
-- Text is supplemented with rich media
-- Brief intro video and graphic organizers summarize main concepts
-- Assessments include summative and formative assessments with answer key
-- Teacher document details NGSS alignments
-- Two versions (classroom and home user) of 5E hands-on activity included
-- All pages easily printable as PDFs
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HOW TO USE
DO YOU WANT YOUR STUDENTS TO HEAR READINGS OF THE LESSONS IN THIS UNIT?
And by a human voice, not an AI voice? That is the advantage of an eBook, which is in an EPUB format. It has interactive options that just don't work in a PDF.
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NOTE TITLE DIFFERENCES WITHIN THIS PRODUCT
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