Title: Marine Ecology Video Scavenger Hunt
In what complex ways do different species interact in order to survive?
Students analyze videos to make observations about species, populations, and communities of organisms and discuss their symbiotic relationships. Then they create a hypothetical marine ecosystem and describe the adaptive, trophic, and symbiotic relationships between the biotic and abiotic components of the ecosystem.
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Standard(s): [S1] MAR (9-12) 7: Identify patterns and interrelationships among producers, consumers, scavengers, and decomposers in a marine ecosystem.
Title: Managing the Everglades Ecosystem
The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to explore the Everglades ecosystem using the Internet. Students develop an understanding about conservation of resources in the context of the Everglades, explore relationships between species and habitats, and develop an understanding of how human beings have altered the equilibrium in the Everglades.
Standard(s): [S1] MAR (9-12) 6: Describe components of major marine ecosystems, including estuaries, coral reefs, benthic communities, and open-ocean communities.
Title: The Arctic and Antarctic Circles
In this student activity from Xpeditions, students research the ends of the Earth--the Poles--to compare and contrast the regions. Background information is provided, giving insight into the nature of these two areas and outlining their differences and similarities.
Standard(s): [SS2010] GHS (3) 1: Locate the prime meridian, equator, Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, International Date Line, and lines of latitude and longitude on maps and globes.