MS-LS2-4

Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.

 
21 Lesson(s)
   

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
   

Introduction of Spider Biodiversity Quest

8th Grade Science » Unit: Biodiversity and Spiders
8th Grade Science » Unit: Biodiversity and Spiders
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students investigate the idea that small changes in one part of a system might cause large changes in another.

 
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pic 2 spiders
   

Information Gathering: Facts About Spiders

8th Grade Science » Unit: Biodiversity and Spiders
8th Grade Science » Unit: Biodiversity and Spiders
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students critically read scientific texts adapted for classroom use to determine the central ideas and/or obtain scientific information to gather evidence about the natural world.

 
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spider facts 4
   

What Is a Field Journal?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students come to understand how important strong, descriptive writing is in science journals.

 
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field journal
   

On the Hunt Part 1: Webs

8th Grade Science » Unit: Biodiversity and Spiders
8th Grade Science » Unit: Biodiversity and Spiders
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students put their field journal skills to the test as they document evidence of spiders within their home and school environments.

 
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sheet weaver spider web
   

Say Cheese! Journaling With Live Animal Cams

8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students apply field journaling skills using high interest visuals generated by live animal webcams.

 
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wild sumatran tiger
   

Field Journals: Descriptive Writing and Scientific Drawing

8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students practice their ability to write descriptively and create detailed scientific drawings.

 
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flower
   

Outdoor Experience

8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students put their field journal experience to the test as they attempt answer a specific question.

 
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Reflections (2)
volo bog open water center
   

It's an Indoor Excursion, Mate!

8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
8th Grade Science » Unit: Field Journals
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students apply their field journal skills while observing fascinating animals in captivity!

 
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lockers
   

Mystery Creatures Discovered... AAAHHH, It's a Spider!

8th Grade Science » Unit: Biodiversity and Spiders
8th Grade Science » Unit: Biodiversity and Spiders
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students begin to investigate the "alien" nature of spiders to begin to appreciate their beauty and importance.

 
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Reflections (2)
sea spider
   

Spider Venom and Silk: Human Uses

8th Grade Science » Unit: Biodiversity and Spiders
8th Grade Science » Unit: Biodiversity and Spiders
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

You want to inject me with what?! Students discover the potential medical treatments that spider venom may provide.

 
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fangs
   

Endangered Species Project Presentations

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

Raising awareness is the first step.

 
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here now gone tomorrow
   

Not All Arthropods Are the Same

8th Grade Science » Unit: Biodiversity and Spiders
8th Grade Science » Unit: Biodiversity and Spiders
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students critically read scientific texts adapted for classroom use to determine the central ideas and/or obtain scientific information to gather evidence about the natural world.

 
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Reflections (1)
venn
   

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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