Ecosystems Lesson - Google Slides and Distance Learning Ready

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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

**IN ADDITION. When you purchase this resource, you will get 1-Week of free, unlimited access to my membership program which gives you access to all my resources**


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- The assignments were very beneficial to the entire learning process.

- "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"

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Ecological Succession Lesson - Ecology PowerPoint Lesson Package

Ecological Succession - Primary and Secondary - 7 Engaging Lab Stations

Human Impact on Ecosystems Inquiry Lab Experiment: Ecobottles Lab

Ecology Unit: Complete Sustainable Ecosystems Unit -Lessons,Tests and Activities


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- "Loved the ppt. It was the perfect way to into/reinforce my life science unit. It helped the students with their understanding of a difficult issue."

- "Great intro lesson to ecosystems and ecology. Loved the student note to keep the students paying attention"

Digital and Distance Learning:

This lesson is fully digital which makes it perfect for the classroom, distance learning, or as a sub-plan if needed. With a single click, the entire package will be imported into your Google Drive and will be ready to assign to your students or present in class. You can also place a copy of the resources directly into student Google Drive accounts for easy access.

Included in your package is an Exit Ticket which can be directly accessed from the last Google Slide. Additionally, your purchase will create a copy of the Google Form Exit Ticket which you can edit to meet your class needs.

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.

**Please note that the ENTIRE UNIT can be purchased for a steep discount by clicking here!

The individual Ecology Lessons can be Found Below:

Lesson 1 - The Spheres of the Earth

Lesson 2 - Ecosystems

Lesson 3 - Energy Flow In Ecosystems

Lesson 4 - Cycling of Matter In Ecosystems

Lesson 5 - Population Influences within Ecosystems

Lesson 6 - Ecological Succession

Lesson 7 - Biomass and Fossil Fuels

Lesson 8 - The Importance of Biodiversity

Lesson 9 - Invasive Species

You might also be interested in these assignments which can be found within the unit:

- Ecosystems Lab Experiment: Ecobottles Lab

- Creative Story Assignment

- Water and Carbon Cycle Diagram Activity

- Human Impact on Ecosystems Assignment

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Total Pages
17 pages
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems. Emphasis is on predicting consistent patterns of interactions in different ecosystems in terms of the relationships among and between organisms and abiotic components of ecosystems. Examples of types of interactions could include competitive, predatory, and mutually beneficial.
Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem. Emphasis is on describing the conservation of matter and flow of energy into and out of various ecosystems, and on defining the boundaries of the system. Assessment does not include the use of chemical reactions to describe the processes.
Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services. Examples of ecosystem services could include water purification, nutrient recycling, and prevention of soil erosion. Examples of design solution constraints could include scientific, economic, and social considerations.
Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations. Emphasis is on recognizing patterns in data and making warranted inferences about changes in populations, and on evaluating empirical evidence supporting arguments about changes to ecosystems.


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