Energy Flow Lesson Plans

  • Class Activity
    Food Webs and Pond Water
    Lesson Plan
     
    Activity
    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
  • Assessment
    Principles of Ecology Quiz
    Lesson Plan
     
    Assessment
    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.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by High School
  • Worksheet
    Food Web WS
    Lesson Plan
     
    Worksheet
    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.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf High School
  • Project
    Environmental Impact Project
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
     
    Project
    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
    HS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
    HS-LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Worksheet
    Tracing Energy Through an Ecosystem
    Student Handout
    Student Handout
    Multimedia
    Lesson Plan
     
    Worksheet
    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.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2.B: Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
     
    Published by CarbonTIME High School

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