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Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.

 
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Biotic and Abiotic Factors

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

Ecosystems have a natural balance of abiotic and biotic factors. Within a natural system, the transfer of energy drives the cycling of matter.

 
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Exploring Relationships

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

Every species is linked with a multitude of others in an ecosystem.

 
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Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles (1 of 2)

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

Matter is constantly cycled between living and nonliving parts of the environment.

 
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Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles (2 of 2)

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

Matter is constantly cycled between living and nonliving parts of the environment.

 
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Energy Flow in Ecosystems

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

Energy and matter cycle through ecosystems

 
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trophiclevels
   

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
   

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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Exploring the Water Cycle

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 water cycle.

 
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Photosynthesis: Discovery!

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

Where does the mass of a tree come from?

 
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tree
   

Exploring the Nitrogen Cycle

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 nitrogen cycle through various activities.

 
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Exploring the Carbon Cycle

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 cycling of carbon and it's impact on ecosystems.

 
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Food Chains & Food Webs: Discovery

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:

You are what you eat.

 
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Exploring Energy Pyramids

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 flow of energy in ecosystems through analysis of energy pyramids.

 
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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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Exploring the Law of Conservation of Energy

8th Grade Science » Unit: Generating Energy
8th Grade Science » Unit: Generating Energy
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Using toys and other fun props, your students can explore how energy transfers help scientists and engineers to innovate.

 
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