Ecosystems and Environments

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Our Ecosystems and Environments Lesson Plan enables students to define ecosystem and environment. The students will also be able to identify the parts of an ecosystem, and the ways some organisms interact and rely on each other. This interactive lesson strengthens  analytical skills with collaborative learning activities.r.

Ecosystems and Environments Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages with images and models
  • Comparing organisms and determining interactions activity (How does a bee interact with a flower?)
  • Instructional Content Review/Practice Assignment
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Our Ecosystems and Environments Lesson Plan enables students to define ecosystem and environment. The students will also be able to identify the parts of an ecosystem, and the ways some organisms interact and rely on each other. This interactive lesson strengthens  analytical skills with collaborative learning activities.

Sample Classroom Procedure Snippet:

  1. Display responses to this question: Think about each day. Who or what helped you make it through each day, from feeding you to riding you somewhere, to giving you something?
  2. Allow for responses and discussion.
  3. Ask: Who or what did you do to help other people or animals, from feeding them, to carrying something for someone, or just listening?
  4. Allow for responses and discussion.
  5. Ask students what is in common between the two lists. Guide the discussion to the many interactions both lists have with either other people, pets, or maybe plants, and food items that came from plants and animals.
  6. Introduce the term “Ecosystem.”
  7. Next, ask students to tell what is different and the same between their surroundings at school and their surroundings at home.
  8. Allow for responses and discussion. Lead the discussion to the two different surroundings, and ask about other kinds of surroundings, such as a store, ballfield, etc.
  9. Introduce the term “Environment.”
  10. Distribute and read aloud the content pages, Ecosystems and Environments. Discuss and review, check for understanding during the reading.
  11. Distribute the Activity page. Complete the page as a class, going through each pair one at a time, allow the students to respond and write down responses for a pair before moving on to the next.

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Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.B, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 or 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

Want more science resources? Check out our other Science Lesson Plans!

Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Subject

Science

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10/16/2017
Chelsea E.
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Awesome!

I love this lesson

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03/15/2017
Susanna W.
CA

Ecosystems and Environments

The booklet with information, a lesson plan and question sheet with answer key, was most useful. I have grade 4-6 students. The before and during suggested discussions were great! No extra planning or researching was needed on my part, everything was there right at my finger tips! Thank you so much Clarendon Learning, I will definitely use the site again and have already passed on your site to fellow staff members.