Energy Flow Lesson Plans
Food Webs and Pond Water Lesson Plan
Students are going to construct a food web, identify aquatic organisms, and determine environmental impacts to aquatic ecosystems.
Published by Tracy Trimpe Middle School
Principles of Ecology Quiz Lesson Plan
This quiz assesses students knowledge of biodiversity, biomes, ecosystem stability, decomposers, producers, biogeochemical cycles, water cycle, nitrogen cycle, carbon cycle, energy in the ecosystem, food chain, food web, energy pyramid, and trophic levels.
Published by High School
Food Web WS Lesson Plan
Students label the plants and animals of a food web for producer / consumer and either herbivore / carnivore / omnivore. Students then create their own food web using the animals provided.
Published by Shannan Muskopf High School
Environmental Impact Project Lesson Plan (PDF)
Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
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.
HS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
HS-LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans
Published by NGSS Life Science High School
Tracing Energy Through an Ecosystem Student Handout
In this activity students are reminded of why organisms need to lose carbon atoms: They need to use the chemical energy in organic molecules. All carbon-transforming processes use chemical energy for some cell functions; then lose heat to the environment (this heat is ultimately radiated into outer space). Thus, matter cycles; energy flows in ecosystems.
HS-LS2.B: Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
Published by CarbonTIME High School
More Energy Flow lesson plans are in the works.