This is a pack of 2 of my SMARTBoard presentations (Ecosystems Jumbo Pack and Surviving Ecosystems):
Ecosystems – A Fourth Grade SMARTBoard Jumbo Pack is a SMARTBoard 4th grade level instructional presentation
This lesson focuses on an introduction to ecosystems. It includes: a SMARTBoard presentation of the text emphasizing ecosystem introduction, biomes, and ecosystem relationships.
The presentation includes:
• Ecosystem introduction
• Populations and communities
• Biomes (grasslands, deciduous forest, tropical rain forest, desert, taiga, and tundra
• Water ecosystems (freshwater, estuaries, wetlands, and oceans
• Producers, consumers, and decomposers
• Land and water food chains
• Food webs
• Energy pyramids
• Vocabulary includes (biotic factors, abiotic factors, ecosystem, habitat, population, community, biome, grassland, deciduous forest, rainforest, desert, taiga, tundra, producer, consumer, decomposer, food chain, food web, competition, and energy pyramid).
There are four interactive SMARTBoard activities that are included in the presentation. These activities are also included in PDF files to print out and issue as classwork or homework.
• Activity one has students identifying/marking the abiotic and biotic factors in a picture of a pond ecosystem
• Activity two has students identifying the characteristics of the six biomes
• Activity three has students identifying the members of an arctic community based on descriptions
• Activity four has students completing a food web
Surviving Ecosystems – A Fourth Grade SMARTBoard Introduction is a SMARTBoard 4th grade level instructional presentation
This lesson focuses on:
• Animal adaptations
• Plants and their surroundings
• Ecosystem changes
It includes: a SMARTBoard presentation of the text along with two fully interactive slides that are also available in PDF format to print and issue as classwork or homework.
The presentation includes:
• Introduction to animal adaptations.
• How specific adaptations help different animals in different ways.
• Behavioral adaptations – camouflage, migration, and hibernation.
• Explanation of mimicry.
• Harmful and helpful interactions.
• Introduction to stimuli and tropisms.
• Charles Darwin tropism research.
• How plants adapt to environmental differences.
• Ecosystem changes (hurricanes, volcanoes, landslides, and droughts)
• How organisms can change ecosystems.
• How people change ecosystems (deforestation, pollution, and overpopulation).
• Results of ecosystem changes (accommodating, moving, and extinction).
The interactive/review slides and printables:
• Activity one has students identifying 12 terms through a matching/cutting activity. Terms include (mimicry, adaptation, migrate, hibernate, stimulus, accommodation, helpful interaction, tropism, deforestation, tropism, endangered, camouflage, and extinct).
• Activity two has four questions that have students identifying specific adaptations and how they help the organism to survive in their environments.