Middle School Life Science- Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems

Middle School Life Science- Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems
Middle School Life Science- Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems
Middle School Life Science- Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems
Middle School Life Science- Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems
Middle School Life Science- Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems
Middle School Life Science- Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems
Middle School Life Science- Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems
Middle School Life Science- Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems
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This lesson is compatible with the Middle School Next Generation Science Standards* MS-LS2-1, which states that students should, “[a]nalyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations or organisms in an ecosystem,” MS-LS2-2 which states that students should “[c]onstruct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems,” and MS-LS2-4 which states that students should “[c]onstruct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.”

This lesson covers many of the NGSS ecology standards using engaging, fun, and challenging activities, worksheets, and research projects. Topics include, predator prey relationships, symbiotic relationships, and a research study on the American chestnut.

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

-An editable 27 slide Power Point presentation (pdf of presentation is also included)

-Worksheets on the topic called:
-Analyzing Predator and Prey Relationships
-What Happened to Grandma’s Farm?

-Activity on the topic called:
-Symbiosis Dating Game

-A research project on the topic called:
-The American Chestnut

-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, Accommodations and Modifications.

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