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This website provides an introduction to Earth's major biomes. It groups them into six major categories: freshwater, marine, desert, forest, grassland, and tundra. Each biome is discussed in detail in terms of its vegetation, climate, and general characteristics. There is also a discussion of the importance of conservation and preservation of the world's biomes. A references page is also included. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Ecology
 
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Presented by the USGS South Florida Information Access (SOFIA), this website provides photos and a tour through Southern Florida ecosystems. The ecosystems include coral reefs, dunes, fresh-water marsh, fresh-water swamp, hardwood hammock, mangroves, pinelands, salt marsh, and scrub. Each ecosystem has a brief description, a photo, and a list of factors determining which ecosystem will develop in ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Field trip - virtual, Photograph, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Ecology
 
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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades K-5. It focuses on habitats of the Earth and how animals and plants adapt to the conditions in which they live. Students divide into groups and research different habitats and how animals and plants have adapted to live in them. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Ecology
 
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This site covers five of the major world biomes: aquatic (marine and fresh water), desert, forest, grassland, and tundra. Biomes are the various regions of Earth which can best be distinguished by their climate, fauna and flora. The site provides users with various biome sub-divisions and examples of the types of biomes covered, to improve understanding of the relationships and features distinguishing ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Ecology
 
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This activity is part of Planet Diary and is an online exploration on how wildfires affect animals and plants. Students each investigate one animal and one plant to see how well certain organisms have adapted to fire, and then compare survival strategies. This page is accompanied by a page of website links for further information. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Ecology
 
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This website integrates video footage and information with lesson plans and activities to teach students about the Temperate Grasslands (Prairie) biome of North America. The activities in this unit are designed to give students an overview of the climate and organisms of this biome in order to better understand this endangered ecosystem. There are lesson plans, instruction sheets, and links for additional ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Module / Unit, Video
Subject: Ecology
 
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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. It is designed to introduce various publications that have had a profound influence on our attitudes toward environmental issues. Students write a brief essay explaining the effects these books might have had on science or society as well as their own personal reactions to what they've read. Included are objectives, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Ecology
 
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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. Students research three types of symbiotic relationships between organisms in nature: mutualism, commensalisms, and parasitism. They report their research findings and hypothesize about how symbiotic relationships might have evolved. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Ecology
 
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This module covers the basics of the carbon cycle and research efforts that aim to integrate ecology and the earth sciences, and describes new methodologies being developed to explore the carbon cycle. The module is divided into the following sections: Overview, Exchanges between Reservoirs, Feedbacks in the Carbon Cycle, Implications for Global Climate, Questions and Discussion Topics, Glossary, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Module / Unit, Book - text
Subject: Ecology
 
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This Classroom Connectors lesson plan discusses factors influencing the stability of ecosystems, including human activities, climatic conditions, natural disasters, man-made disasters, predators, and population changes. The site provides goals, objectives, an outline, time required, materials, activities, and closure ideas for the lesson. The Classroom Connectors address content with an activity approach ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Ecology
 
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