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Ecosystems: Patterns of Interactions

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6th - 8th
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Description

Students will love these activities on ecosystems, and how organisms interact. Students will examine patterns of interactions among organisms across ecosystems. Students will learn about the flow of energy and the flow of matter in the ecosystem. This resource is full of engaging activities for ecosystems. Students will learn about carrying capacity and limiting factors within an ecosystem.

This resource includes:

  • an informative slide show
  • lesson plans
  • informational text passages
  • comprehension questions
  • response pages
  • interactive notebook flaps
  • an interactive game to teach Carrying Capacity
  • word wall words
  • Quiz

See more about how Ecosystems and Food Webs Unit works.

This HUGE Unit is designed to address the Middle School Life Science Standards from the LS2 DCI, Ecosystems, Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics:

LS2.An Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

LS2.B Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems

LS2.C Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience

LS2.D Social Interactions and Group Behavior

This resource addresses the following standards:

NGSS MS LS2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

NGSS MS-LS2-2

Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.

NGSS MS-LS2-3. Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem. [Clarification Statement: 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.

**This resource also aligns with Utah SEEd Standard 8.3.3

Ask questions to obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how changes to an ecosystem affect the stability of cycling matter and the flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem. Emphasize describing the cycling of matter and flow of energy through the carbon cycle. (LS2.B, LS2.C)

Students will learn about all the different ways that organisms interact in the ecosystem. They will also learn about how resource availability affects organisms in an ecosystem. Students will make arguments from evidence and support claims with examples and details to explain the patterns of interactions within an ecosystem. Students will learn that changes in ecosystems affect the organisms within it.

Save 20% by purchasing in this bundle Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems LS1 Strand Bundle

This unit is very low prep with everything you need to teach it included. Just print and use! Great for Middle School science on ecosystems.

Science Concepts Addressed:

Ecosystem

Limiting factors

Resources

Competition

Intraspecific competition

Invasive species

Non-native species

Resource partitioning

Interspecific competition

Carrying capacity

Predator-prey Interactions

Producers

Consumers

Decomposers

Trophic levels

Symbiosis

Mutualism

Parasitism

Commensalism

Camouflage

Mimicry

Stability and Change in an Ecosystem

This ecosystem resource is full of great, engaging activities.  It includes an informative slide show, lesson plans, high-interest informational text passages on ecosystems with comprehension questions, response pages, interactive notebook flaps, a game to teach Carrying Capacity and Limiting Factors, word wall words, and quizzes in the format of end of year testing. It includes everything you need to teach about ecosystems and the interactions within them.

Students will learn about all the different ways that organisms interact in the ecosystem. They will also learn about how resource availability affects organisms in an ecosystem.

This is really a very comprehensive unit on ecosystems and the interaction of organisms within the ecosystem. Great for NGSS Middle School.

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Total Pages
110 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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Standards

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NGSSMS-LS2-1
Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem. Emphasis is on cause and effect relationships between resources and growth of individual organisms and the numbers of organisms in ecosystems during periods of abundant and scarce resources.
NGSSMS-LS2-3
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.
NGSSMS-LS2-2
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.
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

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