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Ecosystems Activities Resource Bundle | Project STEM Ecology Food Chain Food Web

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    Ecosystems Resource Bundle

    **NEW UPDATE! 4/19 Now includes Reading Passages!

    This bundled product contains the following 7 StudentSavvy resources!

    Ecosystems Reading Passages

    Ecosystems Interactive Notebook {Digital & Print}

    Ecosystems Interactive PowerPoint {Google Slides Version Included}

    Ecosystems STEM Challenges

    Ecosystem Google Classroom Student Projects

    Ecosystems Assessments

    Changes in Our Ecosystem - Bonus Resource

    All you'll ever need for a unit on Ecosystems! :)

    More information on each resource:

    -Ecosystems Reading Passages

    Quick overview of topics covered in this resource include:

    1.) The Levels of Organization and Components of an Ecosystem

    -Overview of the definition of ecosystem, how it is made up of living and non-living things to help sustain life (biotic and abiotic)

    -Types of biotic factors – producers, decomposers, consumers

    -Abiotic factors that are important for survival (sunlight, temperature, water)

    -The levels of organization within an ecosystem (ecosystem, community, population, habitat, niche, and single organism or life form) definition of each level

    Keywords: biotic factors, abiotic factors, producers, consumers, decomposers, ecosystem, community, population, habitat, niche, organism

    2.) The Food Chain: Moving Through the Ecosystem

    -Overview of how energy (or food/nutrients) moves and flows through the ecosystem, getting passed from life form to life form.

    -Describes the primary consumer (herbivores) (rabbit, goose, squirrel etc.) eats plants/autotrophs

    -Description of how energy flows down to the secondary consumer (consumes the primary consumer)

    -Describes how the energy flows to the Tertiary Consumer (consumes the secondary consumer) (hawk, who eats the owl, who ate the rabbit)

    -Describes how energy flows to the decomposer (worms that consume the tertiary consumer / living organisms)

    Keywords: food chain, primary consumer, secondary consumer, tertiary consumer, decomposer

    3.) The Producers and Consumers of an Ecosystem

    -Overview of what producers are (plants – can make their own food by using sunlight as energy)

    -Overview of autotrophs (self-feeders/producers)

    -Examples of autotrophs (algae, all green plants, bacteria)

    -Overview of what consumers are (heterotrophs- unable to make their own food, consume energy)

    -Types of heterotrophs in detail – omnivores, carnivores, herbivores, scavengers, and predators

    Keywords: producers, consumers, autotrophs, heterotrophs

    4.) Changes In Our Ecosystems: Human Activities and Natural Events

    -Description of how different events such as natural occurrences or human activity can impact our ecosystems.

    -Provides specific examples of each natural event (hurricane, drought, tsunami, earthquake, etc.) and how it impacts our ecosystems

    -Provides specific examples of human activities (logging, hunting/poaching, irrigation, construction, pollution) and how it impacts our ecosystems

    5.) Soil and the Ecosystem

    -Overview of what is found in soil. How soil is essential to sustain life

    -Overview of the different types of layers found in soil

    -detailed description of topsoil, subsoil, parent rock, minerals, and bedrock

    Keywords: soil, humus, minerals, top soil, subsoil, parent rock, minerals, bedrock

    - Ecosystems Interactive Notebook

    This product contains interactive cut and paste learning material for students to create an organized science interactive notebook.

    Topics covered in this unit include: Biotic & Abiotic Factors, Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers, Food Chains, Heterotrophs and Autotrophs, Food Webs, Natural Events Versus Human Activities (Changes in Ecosystems), Predator, Prey, Parasite, Host, Community, Habitats, Niche, Energy Pyramids, and much more!

    - Ecosystems Interactive PowerPoint

    This teaching resource is quite the virtual experience! This Ecosystems Interactive PowerPoint can be used as a powerful classroom presentation or students can click their way through it on individual computers. (16 pages)

    - Ecosystems STEM Challenge

    The assigned STEM group must first choose a biome or type of ecosystem. (ex: Tundra, Grassland, Forest) Using the materials below, students must create a marble run that features different levels of the food web. They must include a producer, a primary consumer, secondary consumer, and a tertiary consumer. There can be more than one of each type of consumer, but there must be at least one of every level. The marble maze must direct the ball going up the various interlocking paths along the food web. Animals and consumer types must be labeled in their design. Drawings, computer clipart, or figurines can be used. More directions are found in this resource! (10 Pages)

    - Ecosystems Google Classroom Student Projects

    This product contains 2 digital projects that students can complete using Google Slides! This resource has a brochure project and an info-graphic / poster project.

    Each student-centered project has a sample project and detailed project instructions for the students.

    Info-graphic / Poster Project

    Using a list of topics, student choose what they would like to research related to ecosystems. All of the elements in the info-graphic must be organized, clearly visible, and well placed. Creativity with color and photos is a must! **More instructions found in the resource

    Brochure Project

    Using a template, students design an informational brochure that highlights important facts and topics about ecosystems.

    **More instructions found in the resource

    - Ecosystems Assessment/Exam

    This product contains an assessment that has vocabulary matching, fill in the blank, short answer, essay, and an info-graphic! It has 18 questions total.

    It also contains an ANSWER KEY and an EDITABLE powerpoint file.

    - Changes in Our Ecosystem

    This fun, foldable activity will allow students to learn the differences between human activity and natural events that can impact our ecosystems. They draw an example of each type of event or activity and write a sentence inside the flap using an example of how it affects the ecosystem.


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