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

  • Worksheet
    Examining the Stages in Ecological Succession
    Lesson Plan
     
    Worksheet
    Students analyze how a pond changes and answer questions based upon the pictures of the pond.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2-2
    MS-LS2-4 (Ecosystem Affect on Populations)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • Lab Experiment
    Examine a pond water ecosystem
    Lesson Plan
     
    Experiment
    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
  • Lab Experiment
    Observation of a Living Earthworm
    Lesson Plan
     
    Experiment
    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
  • Lab Experiment
    Biodiversity of Ponds
    Lesson Plan
     
    Experiment
    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 pond.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2-7
    HS-LS4-6
    MS-LS2-5 (Biodiversity)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • Lab Experiment
    Insect Inquiries
    Lesson Plan
     
    Experiment
    The main objective of this lesson is to develop in the learner a curiosity about the insect world. Students will collect and observe insects native to the area.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS2-5 (Biodiversity)
    2-LS4-1 (Biodiversity)
     
    Published by Allen Nelson

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