Survival project, Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics NGSS MS-LS2. Project based learning, fun activities,
Thank you for purchasing this NGSS aligned resource SURVIVAL: “MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics”. This is a project based resource, which includes information and activities, which cover the core ideas for the unit “MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics”.
Students are given the scenario that there has been a massive disaster, that has crippled the infrastructure of their city. Throughout the project students will read clues from eye witnesses to try and determine the cause of the disaster, while at the same time, trying to survive, drawing knowledge and core ideas from the content that is covered in the Next Generation Science Standards MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics. This project based learning resource, is engaging, fun and guaranteed to get your students to dive into and get to grips with the content standards for Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics.
This resource includes; information, activities, assessments, teacher notes and rubrics. This resource will cover the following standards and topics:
LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
LS2.B: Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
Biotic and abiotic factors and how they can affect populations within an ecosystem
Animal interactions and animal relationships
Energy dynamics, food chains and webs
Biodiversity, and how it can be measured on your campus
The cycling of matter and the nitrogen cycle
The engineering design process
This resource is designed to be delivered to your students over a 3-4 week period. And culminates into a final project piece where students will design and build a water filtration/purification device. Each main assignment includes a rubric in addition to answer keys and teacher notes.
I hope that you enjoy this resource.