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GN1013

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You’re ready to teach with this comprehensive bundle on ecology and ecosystems. Engage your students with animated PowerPoints and 4–5 weeks of aligned lessons covering the following topics:

  • Introduction to ecology
  • Abiotic and biotic
  • Food webs, chains and energy pyramids
  • Interactions of living things
  • Symbiosis
  • Biomes of the world

Complete bundle includes:

  • 130+ slide fully editable PowerPoint with objectives, bell work, guided notes and animations.
  • 40+ PDF pages of aligned notes, labs, projects, activities, study guide and assessments.
  • A final assessment aligned with the notes and activities completed during the unit.
  • Interactive notebook activities aligned with the topics and lessons in the unit
  • 30+ aligned visual word wall cards (English-only and English/Spanish translated) with roots, suffixes and prefixes
  • 20 aligned task cards for warm-ups, exit tickets, project starters and more


Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
MS-LS2.B: Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
MS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models
Energy and matter
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-LS2-1. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
MS-LS2-2. Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
MS-LS2-3. Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
MS-LS2-4. Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.