MS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience


  • MS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience Lab Experiment
    Microbe Lab - Examine a pond water ecosystem
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    Lab
    Students examine pond water to determine abiotic factors (temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH) and biotic factors (microorganisms).
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2-7
    HS-LS4-6
    MS-LS2-5 (Biodiversity)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • MS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience Lab Experiment
    Microbe Lab - Biodiversity of Ponds
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    Lab
    Students will observe and record data from 3 samples of pond water. Students will identify organisms (protists, arthropods..etc) and numbers of organisms in each. Students will prepare a report that discusses the biodiversity of each sample.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2-7
    HS-LS4-6
    MS-LS1-4 (Animal Plant Structures)
    MS-LS2-5 (Biodiversity)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • MS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience Worksheet
    Population Growth Worksheet
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Free Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) & Answer Key with Membership
     
    Worksheet
    In this population growth worksheet, students will build their vocabulary about density-dependent limiting factors and density-independent limiting factors that affect population growth and carrying capacity. The focus of this worksheet is for students to provide definitions for the vocabulary words and compare and contrast density-dependent factors and density-independent limiting factors.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2-1
    HS-LS2-2
    HS-LS2-6
    MS-LS2-4 (Ecosystem Affect on Populations)
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • MS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience Lab Experiment
    Population Growth Rates Lab
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Free Lesson Plan (PDF)

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    Lab
    A fun predator prey activity that focuses on removal of a limiting factor and how that affects the resilience of the prey population and its environment. Students participate in an activity that models a population of rabbits. Students learn how density-dependent factors affect a population size.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2-1
    HS-LS2-2
    HS-LS2-6
    MS-LS2-4 (Ecosystem Affect on Populations)
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • MS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience Worksheet
    Examining the Stages in Ecological Succession
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    Worksheet
    Students analyze how a pond changes and answer questions based upon the pictures of the pond.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2-2
    HS-LS2-6
    MS-LS2-4 (Ecosystem Affect on Populations)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • MS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience Worksheet
    Graphing Deer Populations Worksheet
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    Worksheet
    Students use data about deer populations to create a graph and answer conceptual questions based upon the data.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2-1
    HS-LS2-2
    MS-LS2-4 (Ecosystem Affect on Populations)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • MS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience Lab Experiment
    Observation of a Living Earthworm
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    Lab
    Students observe a live earthworm and answer questions about the Phylum Annalida, segmentation, sides (dorsal, ventral, posterior, anterior), receptacles (clitellum, setae, seminal), and responses to stimuli.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-4 (Animal Plant Structures)
    MS-LS2-4 (Ecosystem Affect on Populations)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • MS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience Lab Experiment
    Invertebrate Diversity Lab: Insects
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    Lab
    In this invertebrate lab, students collect and observe local insects. The main purpose of the lab is to build students' observation skills.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS2-5 (Biodiversity)
    4-LS1-1 (Plant Animal Structures)
    2-LS4-1 (Biodiversity)
     
    Published by Allen Nelson
  • MS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience Lab Experiment
    Vertebrate Classification Challenge
    Free Lesson Plan
    Free Teacher Notes
     
    Lab
    Students practice a vertebrate classification using the organisms discussed in the Prentice Hall textbook called the Parade of Life: Animals.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS2-5 (Biodiversity)
    MS-LS4-2 (Anatomical Structures)
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe
  • MS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience Lab Experiment
    Invertebrate Classification Challenge
    Free Lesson Plan
    Free Teacher Notes
     
    Lab
    Students practice an invertebrate classification using the organisms discussed the Prentice Hall textbook called the Parade of Life: Animals.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS2-5 (Biodiversity)
    MS-LS4-2 (Anatomical Structures)
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe

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