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Habitats
A great idea for your study of habitats. It provides students with visual and hands-on activities. Grades 2-4
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The Ecosystem
A great activity to incorporate the all time favorite, 'I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly' into your classroom. Grades 3-5
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"Habitat Collage"
The students will be able to have certain knowledge of where certain insects can be found. Grades K-1
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Biome Bazaar
This lesson simulates a field trip in which students visit various biomes and perform several sensory activities to learn about the world's ecological communities. Grades 6-8
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BIOME: Deserts
In school and at field-based sites, students investigate the characteristics and history of deserts. Grades 7-12
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BIOME: Mountains
In school and at field-based sites, students investigate the characteristics and history of mountain ecosystems. Grades 7-12
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BIOME: Rainforests
In school and at field-based sites, students investigate the characteristics and history of rainforests. Grades 7-12
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BIOME: Wetlands
In school and at field-based sites, students investigate the characteristics and history of wetlands; the importance of wetlands to the establishment of cooperative living habitats; and the impact of wetlands upon Man's lifestyles, available supplies of selective foods, and his built environments. Grades 7-12
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Biomes in a Box
Students will construct a model of a biome which will illustrate the various biotic and abiotic factors unique to that biome. Grades Intermediate
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Bottle Habitat
Students will construct an aquatic ecosystem in a two-liter pop bottle. The stock organisms will be: water plants, snails, and fish. Students will record data concerning the observations they make over a four-week period. Grades 4-8
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Create a Food Web
This is a variation of a game called Web of Life. Grades 2-4
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Desert Adaptations - Water
Students will experiment with methods of water conservation by desert plants and animals. Grades 4-12
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Ecosystems
The students will be able to identify and define an Ecosystem and the basic needs of all animals. Grades Various
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Ecosystems
Students will gain an understanding of what an ecosystem is and the role that humans play in ecosystems. Grade 6
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Farlandia
This is a fun and creative multi-media interactive web site lesson plan for science. Grades 4-6
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Forest in a Jar
Students will be able to observe and describe succession and summarize what they have learned about how environments can change. Grades K-6
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Habitat Breakdown
At the end of this activity the student will have a new understanding of how insects/organisms are impacted by factors that are essential to an organism's survival in a particular habitat. The students will understand how lacking just one element of a habitat (food, water, shelter, and space) can affect an organism's chance for survival. Grades 3-5
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It's All Interconnected!
This lesson helps students understand how interconnected ecosystems are. Grades Upper Elementary
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Let's Create an Ecosystem
This lesson will introduce students to the concept of ecosystems by allowing student to create their own ecosystem in a jar. Grades 6-8
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Ocean Planet
These lessons are brought to you by The Smithsonian Institution. You will find six lesson plans that teach your students about this marine biome. Grades 6-8
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Regions: Meet the Experts
Students will gather information and create a web site on prairies and plains using a variety of resources, including the Internet. Grades 3-5
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School Yard Park/Ecosystem
This lesson will acquaint students with a better appreciation for nature. Grade 4-6
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Terrarium For Life
Students will learn and gain valuable knowledge about terrariums and the environment around them. Grades 2-3
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The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest
This lesson plan deals with the story of the great Kapok tree, a tale from the Amazon forest. It also generates different ideas of using the computer. Grades 4-5
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The Woods And Pond
The purpose of this woods and pond unit is to involve children with nature in a living, experiencing way. The activities are designed to give children a hands-on approach to learning about their natural surroundings. Grades 1-2
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