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Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

 
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Endangered Species - A Multiday Project

7th Grade Science » Unit: Interdependence of Organisms
7th Grade Science » Unit: Interdependence of Organisms
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Project based learning as a way to promote deeper learning and to develop the skills needed for success in college, career and civic life.

 
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here now gone tomorrow
   

The Feeling is Mutual

6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Living things in an ecosystem rely on a web of interdependence. These relationships can take on many forms.

 
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mosquito
   

Ecosystem Match-up

6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Animal diversity within an ecosystem is affected by many factors.

 
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eco
   

Exploring Resource Availability and Population Size

7th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
7th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore the impact of resource availability on organisms in an ecosystem.

 
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24thirstyanimals
   

Food Chains & Food Webs: Direct Instruction

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy in Life: Food Chains & Food Webs
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy in Life: Food Chains & Food Webs
Andrea Pless
Wheat Ridge, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Eating out in the natural world.

 
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food web
   

Habitats: It's a Seller's Market! (2 Day Lesson)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In order for an animal to survive, it must be able to find a suitable habitat that provides food, water, cover, and a safe place to raise its young.

 
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sale
   

Going, Going, Gone! (5 day project-based lesson)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The rapid decrease in population among many species means that we must put forth more effort to ensure that these species do not go extinct. Why not get our students involved?!

 
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tiger
   

Which Niche?

6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Each animal has a role in its ecosystem, which serves itself and others within its community.

 
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Food Chains & Food Webs: Assessment

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy in Life: Food Chains & Food Webs
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy in Life: Food Chains & Food Webs
Andrea Pless
Wheat Ridge, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Show what you know.

 
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test
   

Food Chains & Food Webs: Follow-up

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy in Life: Food Chains & Food Webs
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy in Life: Food Chains & Food Webs
Andrea Pless
Wheat Ridge, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It's lonely at the top of a food pyramid.

 
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food pyramid
   

Whoo Wants Leftovers?

6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

By examining owl pellets, we are able to map the whereabouts of certain species, identify predator-prey relationships, and learn about the ecosystems that are suitable for owls to live and thrive.

 
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Food Chains & Food Webs: Reteach/Extend

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy in Life: Food Chains & Food Webs
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy in Life: Food Chains & Food Webs
Andrea Pless
Wheat Ridge, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Small changes can mean big problems for ecosystems.

 
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learning
   

From the Desk of the President

6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Which types of alternative energy forms are best for our country? In this lesson students create a persuasive presentation to convince others that an alternative energy resource should be utilized on a national level.

 
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Ever the Ethologist - Part I

6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
6th Grade Science » Unit: Zoology
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Observation is a critical element in the scientific process. This activity familiarizes students with the process of observing and recording animal behavior and how to use collected data to make informed inferences from the data collected.

 
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chimp
Next Gen Science
 
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