Ecology Lesson Plans

  • Multimedia
    California’s Energy Initiative
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    Multimedia
    California looks into developing clean energy to supply its needs. Economics, environmental science, politics, and electricity generation topics are covered.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by WGBH Educational Foundation High School
  • Lab Experiment
    Particulates in the Air
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    Experiment
    Students put Petroleum jelly on microscope slides to collect air particulates at different locations. Students then discuss the likely sources of the particulates.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Stephen Levine High School
  • Lab Experiment
    Owl Pellets
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    Experiment
    Owl pellets can be used to teach a part of the natural food chain. They can also be used to teach skeletal structure of rodents. Owl pellets are compact undigested parts which the owl eats. The owl regurgitates these compact pellets which contain fur, bones, etc. of small rodents. Dry pellets will not smell or be unpleasant for students to handle.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by High School
  • Project
    Environmental Impact Project
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

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    This is a comprehensive group project where students learn and make decisions about the environmental, social, economic benefits from developing a plot of land. Topics include water carbon nitrogen cycles, ecosystems, food web and energy pyramids and environmental science research.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Class Activity
    Food Webs and Pond Water
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    Students are going to construct a food web, identify aquatic organisms, and determine environmental impacts to aquatic ecosystems.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe Middle School

More Ecology lesson plans are in the works.
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