Students will research an ecological issue and form a solution. They will communicate their ideas for protecting an ecosystem to their peers. They will evaluate solutions for environmental and biodiversity issues. This resource addresses NGSS MS-LS2-5 Evaluate a competing design for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services. Students will come up with an ecological problem specific to the region where they live. They will research and learn more about the problem, obtain information about that problem, and develop a solution which they will present to their peers.
This resource addresses a challenging standard for MS in the NGSS.
The resource includes worksheets that guide the research, a slide show of sample lesson, Thinking Cards to stimulate ideas for research, a presentation checklist, reflection page, title page, reference page, a sample of student work, and directions for the teacher.
This resource is designed to address the Disciplinary Core Ideas for NGSS Ecosystem: Interactions, Energy, and dynamics.
Covers NGSS standards MS-LS2-5 and Utah SEEd 6.4.5
The student pages included are also included in a digital format so that students can type on the and add graphics if you want them to do the work digitally.