Human Impact on Ecosystems Assignment - Collaborative, Inquiry-Based Assessment

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Allow your students to learn through inquiry with this research based, partner assignment. They will study the impact of a factor related to human activity that threatens the sustainability of a terrestrial or aquatic ecosystem in your area. The activity is in word and is fully customization.

Your students will gain research as well as presentations skills and be given a chance to use their own device (smartphone, etc.) in the classroom if you see fit.

***********This activity can also be found bundled at a significant discount in my Ecosystems - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle. If you'd like to take a look, please CLICK HERE.


This activity can easily be used across many grade levels from upper elementary to early secondary science classes.

You might also be interested in the following activities as they relate directly to ecological interactions.

Energy Flow In Ecosystems - 7 Lab Station Activities

Interactions Within Ecosystems - Biotic and Abiotic - 7 Lab Station Activities

Population Influences within Ecosystems - Ecology PowerPoint Lesson & Notes

Biodiversity - Science Reading Article - Grades 5-7


Included in the lesson package is:

- A full overview of the task

- 9 topics to choose from

- A full overview of the expectations as well as a complete marking rubric


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This Product can also be found as part of my Ecology and Ecosystems Activities and Assessments Package where you will receive 9 ecology activities/assessments and save 50%.

**Please note that this activity can be found within the Ecosystems Unit. Click here to have a look.

The individual Ecology Lessons for the unit 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

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