Even though these are the same notes that I would put on a chalkboard or overhead, I've found that students prefer getting their notes from a Powerpoint. The students can immediatly see examples through pictures and video clips. I've designed my powerpoints to be interactive and supportive to my lectures and they can help you too.
The terms and concepts that are covered in this powerpoint are:
2. salt marshes
4. coral reefs
5. rocky and sandy shores
6. arctic and antarctic ecosystems
It also includes the effect of plastic on the oceans and tips for reducing the use of plastics in daily life. This powerpoint is chock full of original photography that will keep students interested and help you give examples for each ecosystem. That's me and my husband scuba diving set in the background of the title page.
I've also linked the Osprey Cam from the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJ to this powerpoint so you can see if there is any activity there or check back periodically throughout the year. Its a great extra credit assignment for your students.