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Environmental Science: The Living World

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TN Environmental Science Standards


The Living World


A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to printt

 

Environmental Science: Standard 2 - The Living World
Checks for Understanding
2.1 | 2.2 | 2.3 | 2.4 | 2.5 | 2.6 | 2.7 | 2.8 | 2.9

Science Curriculum Standards
3260 - Environmental Science

Internet Resources
Trace energy flow from the sun through living things.
2.1
  1. Create a Food Web - choose from four webs, select animals or plants to populate the food web This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Energy and Ecosystems - lesson plan from Annenberg A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Energy Pyramid - an alternate way to look at food chains This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Experiment with a Pond Food Web - change various population sizes to see what affect the change has This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Food Chain - National Geographic for Kids has a featured Quick Flick from Brain Pop on the subject. A video is available through this link
  6. A PowerPoint show related to this standardFood Chains - a slide show with places to stop and ask for responses from your students [this expired slide show is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  7. Forest Food Webs - lesson plan from Discovery Education A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Fun with Food Webs - three webs are available; arctic, meadow, and pond - click and drag elements into place This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. Habitats - investigate food chains with this interactive site from the BBC This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data This resource includes voice instructions for students
  10. Interdependence and Adaptation - Use this BBC interactive site to review living things, then take a quiz about interdependence and the food web This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data and This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Interesting Facts About Food Chains - a brief description of the food chains and food webs in an ecosystem [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  12. Make a Possible Food Web - click and drag elements [works with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Netscape Navigator] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  13. Make Your Own Food Web - an interactive food web from Scholastic This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  14. Predator/Prey Relationship - an interactive investigation from McGraw Hill This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. A PowerPoint show related to this standardWelcome to Biology 2002 - This college level PowerPoint show has some great images. Save the show, throw out the college content and modify the show for your classroom.
  16. Working on the Food Chain - interactive site This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Diagram an energy/food pyramid that illustrates the ‘Rule of 10’.
2.2
  1. Endangered Ecosystems - Investigate some of the animals in a Mexican ecosystem. Figure out who are the predators and who are the prey and build your own food web. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Food Chains - an interactive site from the BBC This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Food Chains and Food Webs - What's for dinner? from Enchanted Learning
  4. Food Chains and Webs - Information regarding population size on food webs is presented here. After learning about food webs, select the link named "create a possible food web" at the bottom of the page. Click and drag to create your own food web. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
Create a food web characteristic of a Tennessee ecoregion composed of at least four trophic levels. Extract two different, four trophic level food chains.
2.3
 
Describe how species biodiversity relates to ecosystem stability.
2.4
  1. Biodiversity - from the Encyclopedia of Earth
  2. Biodiversity - from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  3. Biodiversity - from Wikipedia
  4. Biodiversity 911 - saving life on Earth from the World Wildlife Foundation
  5. Biodiversity: Everything Counts - from the American Museum of Natural History
  6. Biodiversity Hotspots - the most remarkable places on Earth are also the most threatened
    1. Interactive Map of Biodiversity HotSpots
  7. Sacred Places and Biodiversity Conservation - author Leslie E Sponsel
  8. Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World - (from National Geographic) information and images for all 867 land-based ecoregions on the planet This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data [Note: This page does not work in newer versions of IE but works fine in Google Chrome or Safari.]
  9. Unity of Life - lesson plan from Teacher's Domain A lesson plan can be found at this site
Describe plant and animal adaptations found in each of earth’s major biomes.
2.5
  1. Biome Summary
  2. Biome Vocabulary - posted by NASA [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  3. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsBiomes in a Box - students are asked to build a three-dimensional model of a biome in a box A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Build a Fish - Build a Fish by choosing a body, mouth, and color/pattern, and then release it into the reef! In the process you will learn about adaptations that help the fish survive in their environment. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Characteristics of Earth's Terrestrial Biomes - a very good world map showing location of biomes
  6. Earth's Biomes - 3-D simulation which lets you take part in an around-the-world scientific expedition researching Earth's biomes This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Ecosystems - a twenty question quiz from Glencoe This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Ecosystems and Biomes - a twenty question quiz from Glencoe This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Ecosystems and Biomes - a Quia quiz [different format of the same quiz] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Five of the major world biomes - from WorldBiomes.com
  11. Habitats/Biomes from Enchanted Learning - provides a good summary of biome characteristics
  12. Introduction to Biomes - links to eight types of biomes
  13. The Major Biomes - click on the appropriate heading to learn more (a ThinkQuest entry)
  14. Major Biomes of North America - Urban Sprawl is included as one biome
  15. Major Biomes of the World - from FactMonster
  16. Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World - (from National Geographic) information and images for all 867 land-based ecoregions on the planet This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data [Note: This page does not work in newer versions of IE but works fine in Google Chrome or Safari.]
  17. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsUnique Plants of the Biomes - lesson from Discovery School A lesson plan can be found at this site
  18. World Biomes - presented by the University of California Museum of Paleontology - Aquatic, Desert, Forest, Grassland, Tundra
Identify the locations of earth’s major biomes using a globe or map.
2.6
  1. Characteristics of Earth's Terrestrial Biomes - a very good world map showing location of biomes
  2. Major Biomes of the World - from FactMonster
  3. Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World - (from National Geographic) information and images for all 867 land-based ecoregions on the planet This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data [Note: This page does not work in newer versions of IE but works fine in Google Chrome or Safari.]
Develop a visual display to compare and contrast primary and secondary biological succession in one of earth’s major biomes or aquatic habitats.
2.7
  1. How to Make Classroom Posters - eHow explains steps for making a poster using paper, tape, and glue
  2. Make a Poster - how to make a classroom poster using Microsoft Excel
Explain how human activities such as lawn mowing, gardening, farming, logging, planting trees, mining, and urban development advance, halt, or slow succession.
2.8
 
Draw and explain diagrams illustrating each of the following biogeochemical cycles: water, carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus.
2.9
  1. Carbon Cycle - from Exploring the Environment
  2. Carbon Cycle - presented by Windows to the Universe [three levels of difficulty are presented]
  3. Carbon Cycle - includes concept maps of the aquatic cycle and the terrestrial cycle
  4. Carbon Cycle - includes several good photo illustrations
  5. Carbon Cycle - Wikipedia encyclopedia entry
  6. Carbon Cycle - one image [.gif] to use in a PowerPoint show [this expired file is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
  7. Carbon Cycle - this Windows to the Universe page offers three levels of explanation; beginner, intermediate, and advanced
  8. The Carbon Cycle and Earth's Climate - four good illustrations which you might want to incorporate into a PowerPoint show
  9. Carbon Cycle Game - In this game you will travel the carbon cycle. Your objective is to get to all the places that carbon is stored along the map on the game. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  10. Carbon Dioxide - Sources and Sinks - lesson plan from Windows to the Universe A lesson plan can be found at this site
  11. Chemical Carousel: The Carbon Cycle - a trip around the carbon cycle
  12. Cycles - from the Utah Education Network, also includes the nitrogen cycle
  13. Diagram of the Carbon Dioxide Oxygen cycle
  14. Nitrogen Cycle - Wikipedia entry
  15. Nitrogen Cycle - Flash animation of the cycle A video is available through this link
  16. Nitrogen Cycle - Flash animation at a more elementary level than the animation above; includes several interactive components A video is available through this link This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  17. The Nitrogen Cycle - explanation and a good diagram
  18. The Nitrogen Cycle - from a physical geography site, all terms in blue are linked to a glossary of terms
  19. Nitrogen Cycle Images - index of images from Google
  20. The Nitrogen Cycle: Of Microbes and Men - very complete explanation with several good images
  21. Oxygen Cycle - Wikipedia encyclopedia entry
  22. A PowerPoint show related to this standardThe Oxygen Cycle - an 8 slide PowerPoint show produced by students
  23. A PowerPoint show related to this standardThe Oxygen Cycle - a 9 slide PowerPoint show produced by students
  24. Oxygen-Carbon Dioxide Cycle - a one page student information sheet An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  25. Oxygen-Carbon Dioxide Cycle - a one page student worksheet An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  26. Oxygen Cycling - from Geography4Kids
  27. What is the Carbon Cycle? - a ThinkQuest site

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