This is a guided research lesson about coral reef ecosystems that is set up in Power Point format. Part one has the students complete research on the basics of a general coral reef ecosystem based on a national geographic video clip. Part two has
In this assignment students will choose a Gulf coast marine species to research and make inferences about. The idea behind this project is for students to gain knowledge about local issues arising in the ocean that can impact the entire ecosystem.
Students complete lesson prior to starting the topography unit. This could be done at home or independently the day or two before the teacher starts. It consists of basic vocabulary, foundation concepts, and interactive links to explore.
Interesting Engineering has a great article titled "10 Ways Humans Impact The Environment." Students go to the website and explore the 10 ways. They then create research/notes based on the information presented in the website. They have 4 options
This PowerPoint presentation is a brief and visual overview of the main concepts included in how our solar system works and the main vocabulary associated with this concept.The topics included in this PowerPoint are: -Solar system models-Inner and
This is a quick lesson on information that can be reviewed before going into the concepts of seasons and moon phases. It is set up in a way for the students to independently review prior knowledge or fill in gaps from the previous school year. It
This PowerPoint and optional students notes page provides a brief introduction to the abyssal plain ocean zone. The PowerPoint includes a description, species profiles, and a check for understanding question at the end.
This PowerPoint and optional students notes page provides a brief introduction to the midnight ocean zone. The PowerPoint includes a description, species profiles, and a check for understanding question at the end.
This is a simple topic starter where students look at 2 images of how water hyacinth is affecting an ecosystem. Then they have to brainstorm/write about what they think is occurring. The activity ends with discussion of what an invasive species is.