Elementary School biology lesson plans and activities: Ecology

Resources and ideas for biology, ecology, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

GCSE Biology B1 - 6 mark model answers to exam style questions

GCSE Biology B1 - 6 mark model answers to exam style questions

Hand typed model answer booklet to longer questions - all chapters in GCSE Biology unit 1. Exam-style questions and mark scheme answer are written in continuous prose and based on other resources, textbook questions and past papers. Marked by teachers and structured based on examiner reports. Print this document and memorize to achieve full marks in extended writing questions. Contains answers to past paper questions based on AQA exam board. Content applicable to other examination boards including Edexcel, OCR and WJEC.

By ebrook_

Adaptation

Adaptation

Put the station cards from the PPT file around the room. Students then have copies of the station cards from the word file and have to move around the room completing the cards. Helper sheets are for any LSA's you may have

By biscuitcrumbs

GCSE Biology B2 - short model answers to exam style questions, by topic

GCSE Biology B2 - short model answers to exam style questions, by topic

Hand typed model answer booklet for all chapters in GCSE Biology unit 2. Exam-style questions and mark scheme answers simplified and ordered into topic/chapter order to make revision easier, based on other resources, textbook questions and past papers. Contains 1 mark, 2 marks, 3 marks, 4 marks and 5 mark answers based on AQA exam board. Content applicable to other examination boards including Edexcel, OCR and WJEC.

By ebrook_

GCSE Biology B3 - short model answers to exam style questions, by topic

GCSE Biology B3 - short model answers to exam style questions, by topic

Hand typed model answer booklet for all chapters in GCSE Biology unit 3. Exam-style questions and mark scheme answers simplified and ordered into topic/chapter order to make revision easier, based on other resources, textbook questions and past papers. Contains 1 mark, 2 marks, 3 marks, 4 marks and 5 mark answers based on AQA exam board. Content applicable to other examination boards including Edexcel, OCR and WJEC.

By ebrook_

Food Security

Food Security

This lesson was designed for the AQA (9-1) GCSE Specification and was used as part of an Ofsted monitoring visit and received very positive feedback. It is a full lesson and includes engaging PowerPoint presentation an article to read as a class (literacy), an article framework for students to apply their knowledge and then an exam question and mark scheme which stretches knowledge into the use of GM crops but also acts as a source of assessment.

By joeshilly93

Rates of Decomposition

Rates of Decomposition

This lesson was designed for the AQA (9-1) GCSE specification and incorporates the Rates of Decomposition Required Practical. This is a full lesson and includes information on how to set up and carry out the investigation including a method sheet for students, a full PowerPoint with engaging video starter about decomposition of bodies and mummification.

By joeshilly93

Interdependance and Stable Communities

Interdependance and Stable Communities

This lesson was designed for the AQA (9-1) GCSE specification and was used during an Ofsted monitoring visit. It is a full lesson including starters, activating interest activities, engaging videos (Jurassic world as a stable community), fun and creative synthesis activities, exam question and mark scheme.

By joeshilly93

Geography Endangered Animals

Geography Endangered Animals

This lesson explains why some animals are endangered, what this means and how to help. The 'Top-Trumps' style cards are for the children to use (with their research from computers and books) to draw and write about endangered animals of their choice. I cut the cards out ahead of the lesson and stuck as many as the children completed in thetime into their books. (This resource uses ideas and images from a resource by TES author ghfrdsa)

By d62jmn

Insects and Bugs Fact Tower Activity

Insects and Bugs Fact Tower Activity

The purpose of this activity is to engage your students with an interactive activity as they learn about insects and bugs. Students will cut out 12 facts and will be asked to paste each fact where they think it belongs. Included in this product is:- Fact Tower Teacher Tips (1-page)- Honey Bee versus Hornet Fact Tower (1-page) - House Fly versus Ladybug Fact Tower (1-page)- Carpenter Ant versus Mosquito Fact Tower (1-page)- Firefly versus June Bug Fact Tower (1-page)- Grasshopper versus Daddy Long Leg Fact Tower (1-page)- Dragonfly versus Butterfly Fact Tower (1-page) - Fact Tower Answer Key (2-pages) - Fact Tower Recording Chart (1-page) Feel free to download our preview for more details!Use these Fact Towers for engagement and a challenge or use them as extensions for a concept you are teaching your students. A grading rubric is not provided with this product.They are called Fact Towers for the simple reason that when students are done pasting the facts, they somewhat resemble a tower of facts.Some of the Fact Towers will be more challenging than others. In the end, the purpose of these is to engage your students in the learning process.It is up to you if you allow your students to use other resources (internet, books, etc.) to find the answers.You can print off the answer keys, cut them up, and then either staple them together or leave them as single handouts so your students can use them. Once in a while students may find that some facts belong under other categories or topics. If this occurs, feel free to do some additional research and have a discussion with your students- after all, they may just be right!Click here to visit our store!***Customer Tips:*** How to Follow Our Store Click the “Follow” button on our store page. Copyright ©Wise Guys. All rights reserved by author. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom or personal use ONLY.

By wiseguystpt

GCSE Biology B1 - short model answers to exam style questions, by topic

GCSE Biology B1 - short model answers to exam style questions, by topic

Hand typed model answer booklet for all chapters in GCSE Biology unit 1. Exam-style questions and mark scheme answers simplified and ordered into topic/chapter order to make revision easier, based on other resources, textbook questions, and past papers. Contains 1 mark, 2 marks, 3 marks, 4 marks and 5 mark answers based on AQA exam board. Content applicable to other examination boards including Edexcel, OCR and WJEC.

By ebrook_

Meristems & Transport Systems

Meristems & Transport Systems

Two short lessons, one on meristems and their structure and function, the other on plant transport systems. Both can be extended to take a full hour.

By CAllan1855

Fossils

Fossils

Lesson on fossils, including:mineral replacementcasts and moldstrace fossils

By CAllan1855

Selective breeding in animals

Selective breeding in animals

Ks3 (year 7/8) resource for introduction to selective breeding (1 lesson)- All resources made and produced by myself, and a lot of detail and time has been taken to produce.-Easy to see progress over the lesson from students.- No practical, though a wide range of VAK tasks throughout.Easy lesson to teach and very important lesson to inform students of the dark underworld of dog breeding and health issues of pedigree dogs- Lesson 7 out of 7. WALT:Show an understanding of artificial selectionExplain the use of artificial selection in breeding pedigree dogs or cows.Form an opinion on the ethics of pedigree dog production by inbreeding.Included:- Option of two starters.- Lesson outline (Main components, but more of overview of lesson and explanation of set tasks and how to use resources, it has been broken down so easier to follow than a lesson plan).- Detailed PowerPoint with animations (2 versions one with old levels and one without any). Also contains all answers to worksheets. (27 pages).- All worksheets (Worksheet to be printed two to one page landscape with space left to glue into books).- Interactive notebook slide to help go through certain answer and match up keywords.- Four different plenaries (Bloom taxonomy questions, match up keywords, bingo and splat) - Two worksheets one to go with main tasks of lesson and the other keyword match up.- 3 videos (average length 2 minutes), these are all hyperlinked in PowerPoint by clicking on images and back up hyperlink in note section of PowerPoint. Cannot upload on TES, but all -easily accessible.-Breeding Pug dogs with breathing problems.-Health of Pedigree Dogs- National geographic- Meet the Super CowPlease review if bought and check out my free resources.

By riches1157

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KS3 and MYP assessment question Bank

KS3 and MYP assessment question Bank

It's a time to make your assessment papers. I am uploading SAT exam paperers questions include MYP science assessment to make your work easier and reduce your work load.You may download the files and set your exam paper in short time according to your LO's and students level.

By seemakhokher

Sea Shells in Acid Lab Experiment

Sea Shells in Acid Lab Experiment

This is a lab activity where students learn about the effects of acidic water on shelled animals. The students set up three beakers- one for water, one for salt water, and one for vinegar (acid). They place a seashell in each and make observations over the course of three days. The sea shells and vinegar create a bubbly reaction that piques the students' curiosity. My students love it! Great for science topics covering life sciences, ocean chemistry, global warming, mollusks and the animal kingdom, pH, the scientific method and lab reports.Materials Needed:Sea shells (I get mine from the Dollar Tree!)VinegarSaltWaterCupsThis activity aligns with NGSS-MS-ESS3 (Human Impact on Earth). Consider the impact that climate change can have on marine organisms.Total Pages: 4This is a 3+ Day Experiment.

By kimberlyfrazier126

Population Dynamics Predator and Prey Graphing Lab Activity

Population Dynamics Predator and Prey Graphing Lab Activity

Students investigate the population dynamics between predator and prey, and the role limiting factors play in the size of a population by graphing and analyzing data of the Canadian lynx and snowshoe hare.I use this activity with my sixth grade students during our unit on ecosystems. We complete it as a class activity. You could make it an option in a choice project, a learning extension for higher level students, or an activity for a science center.The final page includes the completed graph and answers to the analysis questions.This activity aligns to NGSS Standard MS-LS2-1. It also aligns to CCSS Math Standard CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.G.A.2 .Key Vocabulary and related topics: ecosystems, populations, graphing, limiting factors, resources, predator, prey, independent and dependent variables, coniferous forest food webTotal Pages: 5 Answer Key Included

By kimberlyfrazier126

Bird Names Word Search Puzzle

Bird Names Word Search Puzzle

Learn the common names of 50 different birds by finding and circling them in this Word Search Puzzle!Keywords: bird | birds | ornithology | zoology | environmental science

By PuzzleFun

Bundle: Billions of Birds

Bundle: Billions of Birds

Enjoy a bird-themed Two-Page Activity Set and Word Search Puzzle with this discounted bundle! Includes the following products:• Billions of Birds Two-Page Activity Set• Word Search & Bird Names Word Search PuzzleKeywords: bird | birds | ornithology | zoology | environmental science | habitat | idioms | colloquialisms

By PuzzleFun

World of Oceans Two-Page Activity Set and Word Search

World of Oceans Two-Page Activity Set and Word Search

Learn about the world's oceans, their underwater features, the gifts they provide humans with, and what you can do to fight water pollution, all with this Two-Page Activity Set! This product also includes a Word Search Puzzle filled with dozens of words that appear in the Activity Set, in order to reinforce ocean-related vocabulary.Keywords: ocean | oceans | seas | World Ocean | Earth Day | pollution | oceanography | oceanographers | life | topography

By PuzzleFun

Billions of Birds Two-Page Activity Set and Word Search

Billions of Birds Two-Page Activity Set and Word Search

Learn about the billions of birds that fly all over Earth -- their bodies, what they eat, how they reproduce, where and how they live; the common names of, and facts for, some common birds; and bird-themed sayings/idioms; all with this Two-Page Activity Set! This product also includes a Word Search Puzzle containing dozens of vocabulary words from the Activity Set -- useful for reinforcing these bird words and their spelling.Keywords: bird | birds | ornithology | zoology | environmental science | habitat | idioms | colloquialisms

By PuzzleFun

Adaptations in animals and plants

Adaptations in animals and plants

Wordsearch for a starter on keywords for the lesson.This lesson looks at different adaptations in animals. Place adaptations around the room and then students design their own.

By sophieg27

GCSE Biology AQA - Quiz quiz trade cards

GCSE Biology AQA - Quiz quiz trade cards

Contains all the key words and definitions for the whole AQA KS4 Biology course. Includes those particularly for separate science (identified). Best used in conjunction with GCSE Biology AQA - complete glossary. Also supported Quick quiz sheets and definition sheets. All words are numbered on both the Quiz quiz trade cards and the glossaries themselves.Glossary also contains suggested SOLO linked revision strategies.Quick quiz sheet also incudes marking system so students can analyse their results to a greater depth.Students have found this resource and the others suggested invaluable in supporting their long term retention of key information. Great use as a starter activity - simply provide each student with a card on entry to the class and then get them to pair up, quiz each other, swap cards and then move to another partner. Can also be used mid way through a lesson as a break activity.Alternatively students can use the cards to quiz each other in groups of four or place cards down on the table and only turn over if they can either recall the definition or the word corresponding to the information on the reverse.

By wilko70

GCSE Biology AQA - Quick quiz template

GCSE Biology AQA - Quick quiz template

This is a scaffold for providing students with regular no-stakes testing of their Biology glossaries. As such it is best used in conjunction with the GCSE Biology AQA Glossaries. It is best printed A3 size; 2 per page and back to back. It also includes my own marking system codes to allow students to fully analyse their own performance. To reduce the stakes to zero then results should not be collected. This allows students to maximise their long term retention.I have use this type of resource with great effect at KS3, 4 and 5 with small adaptations to suit the relevant glossaries. Excellent method for developing long term retention.

By wilko70

GCSE Biology AQA - Complete glossary

GCSE Biology AQA - Complete glossary

Contains all the key words and definitions for the whole AQA KS4 Biology course. Includes those particularly for separate science (identified). Best used in conjunction with Quick quiz sheets and definition sheets. Also supported by Quiz quiz trade cards. All words are numbered on both the Quiz quiz trade cards and the glossaries themselves.Glossary also contains suggested SOLO linked revision strategies.Quick quiz sheet also incudes marking system so students can analyse their results to a greater depth.Students have found this resource and the others suggested invaluable in supporting their long term retention of key information.

By wilko70

GCSE Biology AQA - SOLO hexagons

GCSE Biology AQA - SOLO hexagons

Contains all the key words and definitions for the whole AQA KS4 Biology course. Includes those particularly for separate science (identified). Best used in conjunction with GCSE Biology AQA - complete glossary. Also supported Quick quiz sheets and definition sheets. All words are numbered on both the SOLO hexagons, Quiz quiz trade cards and the glossaries themselves.Glossary also contains suggested SOLO linked revision strategies.Quick quiz sheet also incudes marking system so students can analyse their results to a greater depth.Students have found this resource and the others suggested invaluable in supporting their long term retention of key information. Students can work in groups to arrange the hexagons into interlocking patterns. They should be encouraged to justify their links, A further activity is to give 2 random numbers and students have to explain how they link from one word across to another.Can also be used as a memory style game.

By wilko70