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Ecosystems patterns of Interactions Among Organisms

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Students will love these activities on ecosystems, and how organisms interact. Students will examine patterns of interactions among organisms across ecosystems. This resource is full of engaging activities for ecosystems. Students will learn about carrying capacity and limiting factors within an ecosystem. It includes an informative slide show, lesson plans, informational text passages on ecosystems with comprehension questions, response pages, interactive notebook flaps, an interactive game to teach Carrying Capacity and Limiting Factors, word wall words, and quizzes in the format of end of year testing. Parts of this can be used as a Distance Learning Packet. See more about how Ecosystems and Food Web Unit works.

This HUGE Unit is designed to address the Middle School Life Science Standards from the LS2 DCI, Ecosystems, Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics:

LS2.An Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

LS2.B Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems

LS2.C Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience

LS2.D Social Interactions and Group Behavior

NGSS 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.

NGSS MS-LS2-2

Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.

Students will learn about all the different ways that organisms interact in the ecosystem. They will also learn about how resource availability affects organisms in an ecosystem. Students will make arguments from evidence and support claims with examples and details to explain the patterns of interactions within an ecosystem. Students will learn that changes in ecosystems affect the organisms within it.

This unit is very low prep with everything you need to teach it included. Just print and use! Great for Middle School science on ecosystems.

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As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.

 
Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4

Sharon M

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
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2016-05-03T18:24:44-06:00

Sharon M

As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.   Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4
Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.

 
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2020-11-03T20:44:55-07:00

Expedition Fourth

Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.   Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning
My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.

 
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Heidi J

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
2020-11-03T20:45:49-07:00

Heidi J

My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.   Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer
I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!

 
Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit

Tina S

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
5
2016-05-03T18:05:39-06:00

Tina S

I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!   Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit
The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!

 
Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2

Richard S

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
5
2016-05-03T18:07:52-06:00

Richard S

The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!   Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2
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