Ecosystems Unit: Arctic Tundra, Deserts, Oceans, Temperate Forest, and Wetlands

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This is a complete unit for NGSS 3-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics. Each component of this comprehensive, interactive unit has been researched and tried! You will save yourself hours and hours of time and students will be actively engaged throughout the unit! Besides step by step suggestions and tips this
Includes the following:
1. Ecosystems
-video suggestions/link for basic introduction
-vocabulary cards for: habitat, ecosystem, and biome
-an introductory sheet for each of the following biomes: arctic
tundra, deserts, oceans, temperate forests, and wetlands
Each sheet has a short description, colorful photo, and
suggested student friendly site for students to read more about
the habitat
-3 graphic organizers for students to record their findings on
-at least 12 photographs of plants and animals from each habitat
with labels
-headers for each ecosystem that can be cut out and colored for
presentation boards
2. Food Chains/Energy Flow Within Each Ecosystem
-video suggestion/link about food chains
-vocabulary cards for: food chain, sun, decomposer, producer,
consumer, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, predator, and prey
-poster of sample human food chain
-2 graphic organizers for students including explicit models for
teachers to use to guide students
3. Plant and Animal Interactions Within Ecosystems
-suggestion videos/links for animal and plant adaptations
-graphic organizers to guide follow-up video discussions
-vocabulary cards for: adaptations, camouflage, hibernation, and
mimicry
-worksheets for students to show what they know by creating
their own plant or animal that can survive in their ecosystem
4. Suggestions for a final STEAM project
5. Engineering and Design Process Recording Sheet
6. Rubric for self-assessment, group-assessment, and teacher
comments

YOU MAY FIND THIS HELPFUL WHEN STUDYING PLANT ADAPTATIONS:
Plant Adaptations Reading Passages
Plant Adaptations Posters

You might like this to go along with animal adaptations:

Animal Adaptations Reading Passages

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Ecosystems Unit: Arctic Tundra, Deserts, Oceans, Temperate
Ecosystems Unit: Arctic Tundra, Deserts, Oceans, Temperate
Ecosystems Unit: Arctic Tundra, Deserts, Oceans, Temperate
Ecosystems Unit: Arctic Tundra, Deserts, Oceans, Temperate
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