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Getting Nerdy® Science—Ecology: Interactive Notebook Activity Pack

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GN1035

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Engage your students with Interactive Notebook Activity Packs. The Interactive Notebook flippers will have your kids “flipping” their way through learning all about science. Disseminate these lessons as you see fit whether creating a PowerPoint, in a class discussion or as small group activities. The possibilities are endless! Each Interactive Notebook Activity Pack includes directions for and photographs or examples of each activity, teacher notes and answer keys.

Includes 135+ PDF pages (30 activities), including differentiated black-line and color templates, covering the following topics:

  • Introduction to ecology and ecosystems
  • Needs of living things
  • Levels of ecological organization
  • Abiotic versus biotic factors
  • Food webs and food chains
  • Trophic levels and energy pyramids: producers, consumers and decomposers
  • Types of ecological interactions: competition, predation, symbiosis
  • Biosphere
  • Types of competition
  • Mountain ecosystems
  • Biome distribution
  • Types of biomes and ecosystems
  • Cycles in nature: water, carbon, nitrogen
  • Succession
  • Conservation
  • Renewable versus non-renewable energy
  • Native versus non-native species


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.