MS-LS2-5

Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.

 
14 Lesson(s)
   

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.

 
Favorites (33)
 
Resources (13)
 
Reflections (1)
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.

 
Favorites (11)
 
Resources (13)
 
Reflections (1)
spider facts 4
   

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.

 
Favorites (5)
 
Resources (21)
 
Reflections (2)
sheet weaver spider web
   

Biodiversity: What's the Big Deal?

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 work to recognize that changes to part of an ecosystem can have positive or negative impacts on the entire ecosystem.

 
Favorites (23)
 
Resources (18)
 
Reflections (1)
biodiversity loss1 h
   

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.

 
Favorites (20)
 
Resources (16)
 
Reflections (2)
sea spider
   

Human Impact on Biodiversity

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 gather information on the importance of biodiversity and what we can do to maintain it for the future.

 
Favorites (16)
 
Resources (17)
 
Reflections (2)
human rescue
   

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.

 
Favorites (6)
 
Resources (11)
 
Reflections (1)
venn
   

Human Impact on Biodiversity

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:

The relationship between human actions and loss of biodiversity.

 
Favorites (26)
 
Resources (18)
 
Reflections (1)
sixth extinction
   

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?!

 
Favorites (19)
 
Resources (16)
 
Reflections (1)
tiger
   

Frogger (Day 1)

8th Grade Science » Unit: Problem Solving
8th Grade Science » Unit: Problem Solving
Jennifer Smith
Monticello, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson students build models to help prevent frogger from become a hazard in the real world.

 
Favorites (16)
 
Resources (15)
 
Reflections (2)
frog
   

Frogger (Day 2)

8th Grade Science » Unit: Problem Solving
8th Grade Science » Unit: Problem Solving
Jennifer Smith
Monticello, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Help your students learn how to ask reflective questions because the first idea is not always the best idea.

 
Favorites (6)
 
Resources (15)
 
Reflections (1)
copy of frog
   

Exploring Renewable Energy

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 benefits of renewable energy and its impact in maintaining biodiversity.

 
Favorites (12)
 
Resources (15)
 
Reflections (1)
windsolar
   

Frogger (Day 3)

8th Grade Science » Unit: Problem Solving
8th Grade Science » Unit: Problem Solving
Jennifer Smith
Monticello, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

It is great to dream big, but engineers also have to follow guidelines and meet specific criteria. Use this lesson to help your students stay in touch with reality.

 
Favorites (4)
 
Resources (15)
 
Reflections (1)
copy of copy of frog
   

Frogger (Day 4)

8th Grade Science » Unit: Problem Solving
8th Grade Science » Unit: Problem Solving
Jennifer Smith
Monticello, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students present and explain their final products for the Frogger project and ask thoughtful scientific questions as audience members.

 
Favorites (3)
 
Resources (14)
 
Reflections (1)
copy of copy of copy of frog
Next Gen Science
 
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload
details
close