This ecosystem unit is the perfect supplement to your life science instruction! These nine lessons are engaging and interactive, and teachers love them too!
• Pgs. 2-3 What are ecosystems-This includes a one page reading passage about ecosystems and an ecosystems graphic organizer that can be completed together as a class or independently.
• Pgs. 4-5 Students create an booklet or accordion book on producers, consumers, and decomposers. Students may also add carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores to the books.
• Pgs. 6-8 Students create a food chain by linking together their drawings.
• Pgs. 9-14 Students use yard and picture cards to create an interactive food web. This demonstration helps students understand the difference between a food chain and a food web.
• Pgs. 15-16 Food Chain Craft
• Pg. 17 Food Chain Tag
• Pgs. 18-22 Changes on an Ecosystem Jigsaw-This cooperative learning activity will take at least two class sessions. Students will work in two cooperative groups to learn about and teach about different changes to ecosystems. All necessary teacher forms are included.
• Pgs. 23-24 Biome Posters-In this cooperative learning activity, students are broken into groups and research different biomes, Students create a poster that teaches about the biome. Then, students complete a carousel activity on the biomes.
• Pgs. 25-26 Build an Ecosystem-This can be completed as a STEM activity where students determine how to build their own ecosystem or as a class STEM demonstration.