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This lesson plan is designed to help students understand the interrelatedness of food webs and to see how populations of organisms affect each other. Students assume the roles of the various organisms in the ecosystem; the ones that are dependent upon each other are symbolically connected by lengths of yarn. A materials list, instructions, assessment ideas, and educational standards are provided. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Biology, Ecology
 
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This activity will help students to understand and graph population change over time according to habitat availability. Students will discover that many factors affect the ability of deer or other wildlife to survive over time. Weather conditions, disease, predators, pollution and habitat destruction are some examples. Habitat is the key to wildlife survival and population size. Habitat is defined ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science
 
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This activity will help students understand that harmful algal blooms (HABs) can negatively impact organisms in a variety of ways, ranging from cell and tissue damage to death. Students will also realize that toxic blooms are caused by algae. The potent toxins produced by these algae can cause massive fish kills, marine mammal deaths, and human illness. Students will participate in a game based on ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Glossary
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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In this activity, students will focus on some unique aspects of food webs in the vicinity of seamounts. They will be able to describe typical marine food webs, and explain why food is generally scarce in the deep-ocean environment. They will then discuss reasons why seamounts may be able to support a higher density of biological organisms than would appear to be possible considering food available ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Ecology, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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In this activity, centered on the ecology of a cold-seep community, students will investigate how deep-sea tube worms are adapted for a symbiotic relationship that allows them to survive. As they proceed, they should be able to describe chemosynthesis and contrast it with photosynthesis; describe features and list organisms of cold-seep communities; define symbiosis and provide examples; and describe ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Ecology, Biological oceanography
 
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In this lesson students will investigate the three realms or biological communities of the Arctic Ocean and the issues surrounding primary productivity there. Students will be able to identify the three realms of the Arctic Ocean, describe the relationships between them, and identify major factors that limit primary productivity. They will also describe how these factors exert limiting effects and, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Ecology, Biological oceanography
 
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These activities were designed to enhance the second chapter of a module that teaches students how to distinguish between wetlands such as salt marshes, tidal brackish marshes and inland wetlands including freshwater marshes, wet meadows, forested swamps, shrub swamps, bogs, fens, and vernal pools. Also included in that chapter is a Guide to Wetland Wildlife in New England and Regional Wetland Celebrities ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Ecology, Hydrology
 
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This is the first section of a module about wetlands in New England for educators and their middle school students. Although designed for students in New England, it applies to and gives examples of wetlands across the country. It suggests ways to study wetland characteristics, why wetlands are important, and how students and teachers can help protect a local wetland. This guide aims to help students ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Guide for instructor
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This resource presents a history of wetland loss and describes how wetlands are lost. It also stresses the consequences of wetland loss including flooding, loss of wildlife habitat, and declining water quality. The site is part of a module that aims to help students get to know the complexities of wetlands, discover wildlife, enjoy the experience of being outdoors, and learn how necessary wetlands ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Guide for instructor
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This activity opens with background information for teachers about dinosaurs. As a class, students compare the stance of lizards and dinosaurs in drawings and try to replicate both reptiles' walks. Students learn that some paleontologists classify birds as dinosaurs, and then work in groups to compare a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton with pictures of birds. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Biology, Paleontology
 
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