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Pond 1: Pond Life
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, but can also stand alone.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Ecology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright AAAS 2002. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-567
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • C - Life science:
        • Characteristics of organisms
        • Organisms and environments
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Science Netlinks'
This resource is required by 'Pond 2: Life in a Drop of Pond Water'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science NetLinks

Publisher: MarcoPolo Education Foundation