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Ecosystems - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle

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    Description

    Ecosystems - 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.

    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.

    5E lessons provide differentiated instruction in their very nature. Your students will:

    • Investigate factors related to human activity that affect terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems (specifically coral reef ecosystems)

    • Be able to explain how humans affect the sustainability of these ecosystems

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the changing nature of ecosystems

    • Describe what an ecosystem is as well as the biotic and abiotic factors that make it up

    • Gain an appreciation for the importance of sustainability and how fragile our ecosystems really are

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    Buyer Comments:

    - "Ecology is my favorite unit and I'm so glad I can find material like this. It is so useful!"

    - "Overall it is a great starting point for any ecosystem unit. I liked everything just costumed it to my classroom needs."

    - "The lesson has an incredible amount of depth. As an avid fan of guided notes, I thought this guided note presentation was amazing!"

    - "Great resources, fun to teach and to learn. My students were eager to dig deeper!"

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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 Science Comprehension Reading on Coral Reefs Ecosystems

    **Note: The Reading requires no preparation or materials**

    - For a complete description of the activity, 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 (NRC, 1999 blue right-pointing triangle). 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 - Ecosystems - 7 Engaging Lab Station Activities

    This fully editable Lab Station Activity on Ecosystems 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:

    - Ecosystems

    - Abiotic/Biotic

    - Population

    - Community

    - Sustainability

    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

    Explanation - Ecosystems Lesson - Google Slides and Distance Learning Ready

    Ecosystems Lesson. This package includes the lesson (student and teacher versions), a student worksheet, a student lesson handout as a document, and a 4-question exit ticket. This ecology lesson is 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.

    Having both options allows you to use either without worrying about formatting issues as all the work has already been done for you. It also allows you, as well as your students, to access everything no matter where you are or what kind of equipment is being used.

    Included in the Lesson Package is:

    - Google and Office versions of each resource

    - The teacher version

    - The student version

    - Videos embedded into the presentation

    - Student worksheet

    - Student lesson handout

    - 4-question Exit Ticket

    In Order, the Lesson Covers:

    - Ecosystems

    - Abiotic/Biotic

    - Population

    - Community

    - Describing Ecosystems

    - Sustainability

    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.


    Buyer Comments:

    - "This is a great resource, especially as a state test review or for working on a state test equivalency. Very vivid PPT, and gets the point across without being overly wordy. Thank you"

    - "Great way to introduce ecology - thanks!"

    - "Wish I'd found this earlier as it would've been a great intro to Ecology. Definitely use it next year"

    - "GREAT ppt. Loved it. Perfect for regulars"

    - "awesome product, thank you!"

    Elaborate - Coral Reef Ecosystems and their Future

    Coral Reef Ecosystems and their Future: A Science Reading Article - Disciplinary Literacy - Resource For Everyone. Tackle literacy and science by having your students read and answer questions from a scientific article. Questions include knowledge (direct from the paper), thinking, connecting and open-ended varieties.

    No Prep, no formatting, no issues. Simply download, print (or upload to your class site) and you're all set.

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    **This resource is fully editable for your convenience.**

    This resource covers the following topics:

    - What are corals?

    - Reef Ecosystems

    - Threats to Coral Reefs

    - Saving the Reefs

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    The Problem You Face - Not having the time to properly teach scientific literacy (disciplinary literacy) or improve your students reading comprehension and analysis skills.

    The Solution

    This fully editable, NO PREP reading comprehension article is composed of relevant, applicable and engaging reading activities which can be used to:

    • improve your students reading comprehension and scientific literacy skills

    • improve your students analyse skills

    • provide an extension activity to students who move at a faster pace

    Evaluate - There are two assessment items in the evaluation section. Choose to use one or both.

    1) Human Impact on Ecosystems Assignment

    Allow your students to learn through inquiry with this research based, partner assignment. They will study the impact of a factor related to human activity that threatens the sustainability of a terrestrial or aquatic ecosystem in your area. The activity is in word and is fully customization.

    Your students will gain research as well as presentations skills and be given a chance to use their own device (smartphone, etc.) in the classroom if you see fit.

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    Included in the lesson package is:

    - A full overview of the task

    - 9 topics to choose from

    - A full overview of the expectations as well as a complete marking rubric

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    Buyer Comments:

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    This was a good find. I was able to use it to enhance an assignment that I was doing for grad school and saved me time. I am getting ready to use it in a few weeks with the kiddos at my school. Thanks for sharing!"

    - "This is just what I was looking for, thank you"

    - "Great activity, students loved it!"

    - "Excellent resource"

    - "Love the inquiry aspect."

    - "Great idea for Ecology! Thanks!"

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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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