Middle School Life Science- Kelp Forests

Middle School Life Science- Kelp Forests
Middle School Life Science- Kelp Forests
Middle School Life Science- Kelp Forests
Middle School Life Science- Kelp Forests
Middle School Life Science- Kelp Forests
Middle School Life Science- Kelp Forests
Middle School Life Science- Kelp Forests
Middle School Life Science- Kelp Forests
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  1. These lessons are compatible with ALL of the Middle School Next Generation Life Science Standards* Dramatically decrease your planning time while teaching an exciting year of Life Science to your students with these great activities and labs covering the standards for the ENTIRE YEAR! *NOTE-Som
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This lesson is compatible with the Middle School Next Generation Science Standards*
MS-LS1-4 where students are asked to “[u]se argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively” and MS-LS4-4 where students are asked to “[c]onstruct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.”

Examine kelp forest ecosystems and adaptations for survival and reproduction with this hands-on lesson!

Here is what’s included in the lesson:

-Clickable table of contents

-Teacher materials list and notes

-A Middle School Life Science NGSS* Award Certificate to give to students who meet the objectives of the lesson

-5 pages of vocabulary cards related to the topic

-Activities on the topic called:
-Kelp Forest Ecosystems Research
-Genetic Variation in Leaves and the Kelp Forest

-A project on the topic called:
- Kelp Forest Classroom Model

-An assessment covering the lesson objectives and Next Generation Science Standards*

-A comprehensive lesson plan including:
Title, Grade, Objectives, NGSS*, Materials Needed, Connections to Real Life, Connections Across the Curriculum, Anticipated Difficulties with the Content, Pre-Requisite Knowledge, Key Vocabulary, Lesson Delivery Method, Examples for Better Understanding, Assessment, Wrap Up and Review, Extensions, and Modifications.

This lesson can be used in any Middle School Science course, as a home school lesson, or an enrichment lesson.

Source:
NGSS Lead States. 2013. Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

*"Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.”

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