This resource includes a hands-on lesson dissecting owl pellets, a four page nonfiction article on owls and ecosystems, response pages, interactive notebook folds, a sorting activity and writing prompts. The sorting activity is available both as a SMART board activity and as a paper sort for teachers who do not have access to SMART board. It also includes some food chain sorting cards for creating food chains to show the flow of energy.
This resource is designed to address the Disciplinary Core Ideas for NGSS Ecosystem: Interactions, Energy and dynamics.
This resource is aligned with MS standards for NGSS
Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.
NGSS MS LS 2.3 Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
NGSS MS LS 2.4Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
And Utah SEEd
Analyze data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations in an ecosystem. Ask questions to predict how changes in resource availability affects organisms in those ecosystems.
Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
Construct an argument supported by evidence that the stability of populations is affected by changes to an ecosystem.
Science Concepts Include:
Predator Prey Relationships
Abiotic and Biotic Factors
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