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Lesson Plans (2) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Informational Materials (5) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (2) A learning object that requires a user's involvement.
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Ecology and Biome Unit
http://www.accessexc...
A lesson plan for an ecology and biome unit, including day-by-day activities and projects.

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Design an Ecosystem
http://www.accessexc...
In this simulation activity, students create a simple, imaginary ecosystem. They describe the interrelations between the species inhabiting the ecosystem and their physical environment. Then, they imagine an alteration in their environment and project the impact that such a change would have on the organisms living in their ecosystem. Finally, they write an environmental impact statement suggesting ways to mitigate the effects of the change.

Informational Materials


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Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life
http://www.dnr.state...
The Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life website is an instructional resource on submerged aquatic vegetation and other coastal aquatic organisms provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Information, for both students and teachers, is geared to grades 6-12.

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Food Chains/Web
http://www.vtaide.co...
Description of food chains and web. Worksheets, games. Students can click and make their own food chain and print it.

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Educational Resources on Photosynthesis for Teachers and Students
http://photoscience....
This web page, from Arizona State University, features an extensive list of links to resources that discuss photosynthesis at varying degrees of complexity.

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Photosynthesis, Energy, and Life
http://www.ftexplori...
This site contains information about the flow of energy through living organism.

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Food Chains & Food Webs
http://www.vtaide.co...
This site provides information for students on food chains and food webs. There is an external link included that allows students to create their own food web.

Interactives/Games


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Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life
http://www.dnr.state...
The Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life website is an instructional resource on submerged aquatic vegetation and other coastal aquatic organisms provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Information, for both students and teachers, is geared to grades 6-12.

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Owl Pellet Dissection Virtual Lab
http://www.kidwings....
This is a virtual lab on Owl Pellet Dissection. It begins by giving students basic information on what an owl pellet is and why they are important. The student is then guided through the lab directions before actually conducting the lab itself.

Learning Activities


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Design an Ecosystem
http://www.accessexc...
In this simulation activity, students create a simple, imaginary ecosystem. They describe the interrelations between the species inhabiting the ecosystem and their physical environment. Then, they imagine an alteration in their environment and project the impact that such a change would have on the organisms living in their ecosystem. Finally, they write an environmental impact statement suggesting ways to mitigate the effects of the change.

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Food Chains & Food Webs
http://www.vtaide.co...
This site provides information for students on food chains and food webs. There is an external link included that allows students to create their own food web.

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