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In this activity, teams of students are asked to work as companies to develop travel brochures for a large ecotourism business. The companies must have tours from a variety of representative biomes. Each student develops a ten-day itinerary in which participants travel through an area without using motorized vehicles. The emphasis is placed on describing the highlights of the journey as an experience ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Ecology
 
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This Antarctica lesson has students locate the continent on a globe and on a map, describe and illustrate major Antarctic ecosystems, and explain relationships between those ecosystems. They will also construct a rough map of Antarctic ecosystems and explore relationships among the creatures that populate them. This lesson can be adapted to focus on other regions, including the one in which students ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Ecology
 
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In this lesson plan students will learn about and act out the functions of the salt marsh habitat. They will learn about the changing nature of salt marshes, and will imitate the actions of the plants and animals that live there in order to understand life in the salt marsh. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Ecology
 
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This tutorial is about the Arctic tundra biome; the plants and animals found there; and the amount of sunlight, temperatures, seasons and permafrost. Examples of Arctic ecosystem interactions, food chains, and biological adaptations to the Arctic Coastal Plain are given. There are photographs of wolves, caribou, arctic hares, minks, lemmings, arctic foxes, polar bears, seals, walruses, ptarmigans, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Tutorial, Photograph
Subject: Ecology
 
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This tutorial explains the ecosystem of the Arizona Upland region of the Sonoran Desert and describes the plants and animals that live there. Students will discover the interactions of the living and non-living parts of the ecosystem. There is an interactive glossary within the text. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Tutorial, Glossary
Subject: Ecology
 
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This tutorial explains the wetland ecosystem of the Everglades. Students will discover how living and nonliving parts of the ecosystem interact and the importance of habitats such as the saltwater environment of the Florida Bay, the coastal prairie, freshwater sloughs, pinelands, and mangrove forests. There is an interactive glossary within the text. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Tutorial, Glossary
Subject: Ecology
 
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These educational resources enable students to learn about the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study (HBES), a long-term ecological research project dedicated to the study of forest and stream ecosystems. The student section provides a virtual introduction and tour, a glossary, information on new research on acid rain and watersheds, and information about HBES scientists. The teacher's page provides access ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field trip - virtual, Guide for instructor, Glossary, Ref. material
Subject: Ecology
 
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This lesson investigates familiar and unfamiliar ecosystems using Internet resources. Students will explore how various organisms satisfy their needs within their environments. They will also study the kinds of relationships that exist between organisms within an environment. This lesson is the first in a two-part series on microorganisms. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the second lesson, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Ecology
 
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This resource introduces students to an example of a salt-water ecosystem. The first section, 'A Sea of Questions', is a question-and-answer feature that looks at a tropical mangrove ecosystem. The second section is in interactive feature, 'Too Many Examples?', which allows students to examine the flora and fauna of a mangrove swamp. Ichthyologist Ian Harrison explains the process of sampling and ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Ref. material
Subject: Ecology
 
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This tutorial explains how environmental conditions and organism interactions determine animal and tree distribution and abundance. There are definitions of important ecological terms such as ecology, interactions, and abundance; descriptions of the environmental conditions needed for rainforests and how they provide habitat for many species; and an explanation of the spawning process. The tutorial ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Tutorial
Subject: Ecology
 
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