This is a bundle of 7 environment and ecology lessons designed to facilitate independent learning and are ideal for sub plans or simply to encourage self-instruction of basic concepts.
*This bundle is part of my Environmental Science: A One-Semester Course.
NGSS Standards addressed:
HS-LS1-6, HS-LS2-1, HS-LS2-2, HS-LS2-3, HS-LS2-4, HS-LS2-6, HS-LS2-7, HS-LS2-8, HS-ESS2-2, HS-ESS2-5, HS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-3, HS-ESS3-6
Each lesson includes:
1. Lesson- Content & vocabulary gained through internet links, videos, and/or PowerPoint presentations.
2. Activity- Lab, game, or class activity designed to apply the concepts learned in the lesson.
3: Assessment- Quiz, assignment, exit ticket, or project as a culmination and review of lesson
This curriculum is ideally geared towards high school students, but is appropriate for any student looking for an independent, student-centered approach to learning.
Lesson Plan topics include:
Lesson 1- Spheres of the Earth
hydrosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere, biosphere
Lesson 2- Ecology
biotic factors, abiotic factors, producers, consumers, decomposers, habitat, niche, autotrophs and heterotrophs, food chains, and food webs
Lesson 3- Population Growth
exponential growth, limiting factors, carrying capacity, density-dependent and density-independent factors, predator and prey cycles
Lesson 4- Species & Biodiversity
identifying a species, endangered species, threatened species, calculating a biodiversity index, and sampling procedures
Lesson 5- World Biomes
food webs, habitats, climate, tropical rainforest, savannah, desert, steppe, chapparral, grasslands, deciduous forest, taiga, tundra, and alpine biomes
Lesson 6- Symbiosis and Interactions
producers & consumers, heterotrophs & autotrophs, trophic pyramids, decomposers, symbiotic relationships, mutualism, commensalism, parasitism, predation, energy flow & energy loss
Lesson 7- Communities & Succession
keystone species, foundation species, umbrella species, indicator species, ecological succession, primary succession, secondary succession, pioneer community, climax community, geocaching
My Environmental Science Series includes lessons for each sphere of the earth:
1. Environmental Science: Atmosphere Bundle
2. Environmental Science: Biosphere Bundle
3. Environmental Science: Lithosphere Bundle
4. Environmental Science: Hydrosphere Bundle
These lessons are designed to be easy to use for both students and teachers. Regardless of whether you've taught Environmental Science for years or just need a few quick lessons to add to your science curriculum, this is the perfect selection.
You may also be interested in these lessons:
World Biomes Poster Project
Nitrogen Cycle Board Game
Ecology Task Cards
STEAM Lab: Building an Simple Electric Generator using Renewable Energy Sources
STEAM Bundle: Earth's Atmosphere-Composition & Layers
Designed and Implemented by: Anne Morgan, Biology & Environmental Science Teacher
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