Elementary School people and environment lesson plans and activities: Biodiversity

Resources and ideas for geography, people and environment, biodiversity, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

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ECOSYSTEMS + TROPICAL RAINFORESTS AQA GCSE (2016+)

ECOSYSTEMS + TROPICAL RAINFORESTS AQA GCSE (2016+)

This bundle of resources is designed to meet the AQA GCSE specification for ecosystems (3.1.2.1) and tropical rainforests (3.1.2.2).Each lesson is clearly structured and resourced for ease of use and delivery. Although there are 7 seperate lessons, some content may take 2 lessons to deliver.

By cmcdonnell

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Exploring OIL! Bundle

Exploring OIL! Bundle

This Bundle is all about OIL! Super clear, bold, stimulating relevant lessons as a mini SOW on current Geo-politic issues that explores Non-renewable Crude Oil 3x Lessons (Global Development Slant) & Renewable Palm Oil 1x Lesson (Ecosystems Slant) The Palm oil lesson ends with a key question which summarises student knowledge of Crude Oil and Palm Oil which pulls out justifications from the students of which is more sustainable? 36% off lessons. Enjoy!

By nathanoj1

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Exploring Energy! Bundle

Exploring Energy! Bundle

3x Lessons that explores;Our Daily Energy Use?Where does our Energy come from? & What is my Carbon Footprint?The first two explore renewables and non-renewables. The last lesson guides students to make geographical connections around the topic of energy & resources to solve a mystery - What caused the death of the man in the photo?A wide range of fun tasks challenges and quizzes etc that engage and challenge....Check out the lesson plans and descriptions for more detail!32% off lessonsEnjoy! (Teach with Energy!)

By nathanoj1

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NEW OCR B Enquiring Minds SUSTAINING ECOSYSTEMS 2016-2017 13) Walk and Talk DIT WITH ANSWERS

NEW OCR B Enquiring Minds SUSTAINING ECOSYSTEMS 2016-2017 13) Walk and Talk DIT WITH ANSWERS

An end of topic exam focusing on ecosystems, location of biomes, the rainforest and Arctic biomes and sustainable management. The exam corresponds directly with questions from the new OCR B syllabus, assesses a range of different skills, incorporates a diversity of different questions - including 4, 6 and 8 mark questions - and has a SPaG mark. Worth a buy to complete the unit. PLEASE SEE SUSTAINING ECOSYSTEMS BUNDLE for ALL lessons.This lesson relates to a poor result from my students on this exam. The Walk and Talk Presentation attached goes through the exam paper in detail on each question, breaking it down by the CUBE strategy, explaining how to ANSWER it, and providing model answers. It also shows techniques such as CUBE, so what? and the PEEL technique. I will in the future Walk and Talk Mocks to help my students understand how to answer the NEW OCR B syllabus questions in preparation for their terminal exams.Well worth a buy as it has taken 2 hours to do. I have provided a copy of the exam paper with ANSWERS. It encourages learning outside the classroom (LOTC) and the PiXL strategy DIT (Directly Improvement Time).

By GJDavis27

Where do we get our Energy from? Resources & Sustainability

Where do we get our Energy from? Resources & Sustainability

A variety of fun and engaging tasks in this lesson! The Big Picture: Every one of us uses energy every day. But where does it come from? Energy ultimately comes from natural resources so we need to know how to manage these resources sustainably so we all continue to have enough resources for the future generations.Cross Collaboration Idea: Why not time this lesson in collaboration with your science department also teaching on energy issues?Lesson Objectives: 1 - Where do we get our energy from?2 - What is non-renewable and renewable energy?3 - What are the advantages and disadvantages of both?Starter:Cubic Mile oil Discussion task.Explain what you see?What does this mean?Main 1:Students come up with their own Key word definition - revealStudents identify energy resourcesStudents answer questions and ask each other questions based around advantages and disadvantages of non-renewable and renewable energy pointers. Main 2:True or False Quiz TaskPlenary:Odd one Out Quiz task! - Photo IdentificationHomework - Students Highlight 5-10 key points from the articles that they learned in the lesson today. Teacher check the highlighted papers next lessonStudents are asked to check their understanding at each stage of the lesson so they can demonstrate their progress.Resources IncludeLesson PPT with Activities on and a range of clear nice photos for identification and discussion tasks1x Cubic Mile Oil DiagramOdd one Out PPTTrue False PPTNews Article - HomeworkEnjoy!

By nathanoj1

Year 7 2017 SOW Spring Term Africa 1) Africa Introduction WITH ANSWERS

Year 7 2017 SOW Spring Term Africa 1) Africa Introduction WITH ANSWERS

A new SOW for Year 7 on the study of Africa for the Spring to Summer Term in 2017. All activities where applicable have ANSWERS including the homework exercise. The textbook we use is the New Geog.1 orange pee version.The lesson begins with a settler questions worth 2 marks: What is a continent? Describe where Africa is in relation to the world and the UK [2]. This has ANSWERS on the following slides. The starter is called continent dash where the different continents in the room are hidden and the students have to find them and locate it to the world map under timed conditions. The homework is a research-based task whereby students find out some facts about Africa. The main task back to Africa introduces students to Africa through the link to David Attenborough and asking for a species Alphabet, questions on why Africa is important and then a map locating exercise. This has been attached an differentiated for SEN. The development is memorize and is hyperlinked to an interactive game. There is also a quiz on locations of countries and maths followed by a plenary interactive game.

By GJDavis27

Marine Pollution (Definition,Causes,Effects/Impacts)

Marine Pollution (Definition,Causes,Effects/Impacts)

Marine Pollution (Definition,Causes,Effects/Impacts)Lesson ObjectivesAt the end of the lesson students should be able to:Define the term marine pollution.Explain the causes of marine pollution.Explain the effects/impacts of marine pollution.The slide is an essential material for teachers and students of the subjects science,biology,geography & environmental management who want to revise the topic 'Marine pollution For KS 3,4 & 5It is well written with graphical drawings.A must have for both teachers and students

By omereonye

RAINFOREST ECOSYSTEMS AQA GCSE (2016+): Impacts of deforestation in the Amazon [Lesson 6]

RAINFOREST ECOSYSTEMS AQA GCSE (2016+): Impacts of deforestation in the Amazon [Lesson 6]

This lesson is designed for the new AQA GCSE for 3.1.2.2 Tropical rainforests - as per the specification.Lesson description:- Starter task: Settling in task to recap prior lesson's learning.- Clear learning objectives and success criteria are outlined based on the specification.- Main learning tasks: + Watch the hyperlinked video on 'green lungs' before making cross-curicular links to biology through recap of photosynthesis. Use images and information provided to make links within Geography to the climate change topic. Complete learning tasks that address how deforestation would affect the climate.+ Using new information/image recap the convectional rainfall in the rainforest before introducing the nutrient cycle through a statement sorting task. Develop this and make links to deforestation using the next card sort that explores what happens when this cycle is broken (printable resources for both these tasks are at the end of the PPT).+ Recap of key terms with link back to last lesson/starter task on causes for deforestation. Class discussion is encouraged through images and prompts to explore the economic implications of deforestation in Brazil.- Plenary - Task to summarise and consolidate this lesson's learning.

By cmcdonnell

10 Anagram Sheets Geography Wordsearch Starter Activities Wordsearch Cover Plenary Lesson Homework

10 Anagram Sheets Geography Wordsearch Starter Activities Wordsearch Cover Plenary Lesson Homework

10 starter-style anagram sheets covering 10 themes including Weather & Climate, Ecosystems, Rock Landscapes, Glacial Landscapes, Rivers & Waters, Globalisation & Trade, Population & Migration, Tourism, Places, Map Skills. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen.

By mikedean

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People and Environment Issues - People and the Biosphere

People and Environment Issues - People and the Biosphere

8 part lesson series for the whole of the GCSE module People and the Biosphere. This is first unit in the module to be taught alongside Forests Under Threat and Consuming Energy Resources. Specifically designed for the new Edexcel Geography GCSE but also suitable for AQA and OCR. All lesson are for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons - no additional resources are required. All lessons have a starter and lesson aim. Extension tasks and homework also included. All PowerPoints in the same signature style. For more resources visit thisisgeography.co.ukLesson sequence:1 - Biomes2 - Local factors and biomes3 - How does change affect ecosystems?4 - Desert biomes (hot and cold)5 - Challenges in a biomes6 - Development in a biome7 - Sustainable management of the world8 - Population vs resource theoriesA range of other Edexcel modules are also available!

By thisisgeography

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Forests Under Threat

Forests Under Threat

11 lessons for the Edexcel GCSE module Forests Under Threat. This is complete module. Specifically designed for the new Edexcel Geography GCSE but also suitable for AQA and OCR. All lesson are for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons - no additional resources are required. All lessons have a starter and lesson aim. Extension tasks and homework also included. All PowerPoints in the same signature style. For more resources visit thisisgeography.co.ukLesson sequence:1 - Tropical rainforests introduction2 - Soil fertility and biodiversity3 - Direct threats to tropical rainforests4 - Indirect threats to tropical rainforests5 - Protecting tropical rainforests6 - A sustainable future for tropical rainforests7 - What is a taiga like?8 - Direct threats to taiga's9 - Taiga under pressure10 - Conserving the taiga wilderness11 - Balancing exploitation and protection in the taigaAll other Edexcel modules available

By thisisgeography

Explaining the distribution of global biomes (GCSE AQA A GEOGRAPHY)

Explaining the distribution of global biomes (GCSE AQA A GEOGRAPHY)

A detailed lesson that explores the distribution of global biomes and a discussion on the reasons for their location. The tri-cellcular model is explained clearly using an animated presentation, fill in the blanks activities, and modelled exam style 9 marks questions. This was designed to challenge HA students, however the activities are accessible to LA students.Includes:Modelled extended answersAccessible fill in the blanks activity based on the tri-cellcular modelA detailed animation on each part of the modelA clear explanation of each biomes' locationPeer assessment relevant to success criteria from the specification

By MatthewJS

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AQA A GCSE GEOGRAPHY Ecosystems introductory lessons (3 lessons)

AQA A GCSE GEOGRAPHY Ecosystems introductory lessons (3 lessons)

Three lessons that cover:- an introduction the ecosystems, biomes, trophic levels and energy within food webs-an introduction to threats to ecosystems and invasive species. An example of managing ecosystems using Yellowstone wolves to control elk populations.-an extensive lesson on the distribution of biomes and reasons for this with a detailed section on the tri-cellcular model.Each lesson contains clear links to the specification through exam questions, success criteria and peer assessment. Model answers are included to demonstrate the high expectations of this specification.

By MatthewJS

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Edexcel Physical Geography

Edexcel Physical Geography

Physical geography lessons for the new Edexcel GCSE. Human geography modules also available. For more resources visit thisisgeography.co.uk

By thisisgeography

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Sustaining Ecosystems

Sustaining Ecosystems

13 lessons for the OCR GCSE module Sustaining Ecosystems. This is complete module. Specifically designed for the new OCR Geography GCSE but also suitable for AQA and Edexcel. All lesson are for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons - no additional resources are required. All lessons have a starter and lesson aim. Extension tasks and homework also included. All PowerPoints in the same signature style. For more resources visit thisisgeography.co.ukLesson sequence:1 - Ecosystems2 - Global ecosystems3 - Tropical Rainforests4 - The value of rainforests5 - The human impact of rainforests6 - Managing tropical rainforests7 - Sustainable management of tropical rainforests8 - Ecotourism9 - Polar regions10 - Opportunities in Svalbard11 - Challenges in Svalbard12 - Cold environments under threat13 - Managing cold environments

By thisisgeography

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Sustaining Ecosystems - Ecosystems and Tropical Rainforests

Sustaining Ecosystems - Ecosystems and Tropical Rainforests

8 part lesson series for the OCR GCSE module Sustaining Ecosystems. This is part of the module to be taught alongside Polar Regions. Specifically designed for the new OCR Geography GCSE but also suitable for AQA and Edexcel. All lesson are for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons - no additional resources are required. All lessons have a starter and lesson aim. Extension tasks and homework also included. All PowerPoints in the same signature style. For more resources visit thisisgeography.co.ukLesson sequence:1 - Ecosystems2 - Global ecosystems3 - Tropical Rainforests4 - The value of rainforests5 - The human impact of rainforests6 - Managing tropical rainforests7 - Sustainable management of tropical rainforests8 - EcotourismFull module available for £10

By thisisgeography

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Sustaining Ecosystems - Polar Regions

Sustaining Ecosystems - Polar Regions

5 part lesson series for the OCR GCSE module Sustaining Ecosystems. This is part of the module to be taught alongside Ecosystems and Tropical Rainforests. Specifically designed for the new OCR Geography GCSE but also suitable for AQA and Edexcel. All lesson are for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons - no additional resources are required. All lessons have a starter and lesson aim. Extension tasks and homework also included. All PowerPoints in the same signature style. For more resources visit thisisgeography.co.ukLesson sequence:1 - Polar regions2 - Opportunities in Svalbard3 - Challenges in Svalbard4 - Cold environments under threat5 - Managing cold environmentsFull module available for £10

By thisisgeography

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What are we doing to our trees?

What are we doing to our trees?

8 Lessons based primarily based around what has happened to our trees.Lessons:What are we doing to our trees?How is Borneo under threat?What is Borneo doing?How can we save the worlds forests?Research lesson on sustainability?How can we make our school sustainable?EXTRA lesson - Global Warming.

By sam_512

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Edexcel GCSE Geography

Edexcel GCSE Geography

114 lessons for Edexcel GCSE geography topics unit 1 and 2. All lesson are suitable for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons - no additional resources are required.

By thisisgeography

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AQA GCSE Geography

AQA GCSE Geography

117 lessons for AQA GCSE geography topics unit 1 and 2. All lesson are suitable for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons - no additional resources are required.

By thisisgeography

Tropical Rainforests - Biodiversity & Adaptations

Tropical Rainforests - Biodiversity & Adaptations

A resource designed for year 7 but can be used for any year group looking at the reasons why tropical rainforests are such biodiverse locations and how plants and animals have adapted to their conditions. The lesson also involves an activity where students design their own adapted plant or animal or survive or thrive. This lesson is ideal for anyone teaching the EdExcel 1-9 GCSE as this lesson can be used within the Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Management topic.

By cbutcher07

Introduction to the Living World - ecosystems AQA A

Introduction to the Living World - ecosystems AQA A

A good starter lesson with interactive activities such as map from memory and a sorting exercise in addition to a homework resource are attached. The book mentions the AQA A GCSE Geography text book right at the end of the ppt. This lesson has been transferred from a IWB file so the slides are images, and all of the tasks are on separate documents and can be differentiated as needed.

By Jillylo12

Impacts of Deforestation

Impacts of Deforestation

A lesson designed for KS3 but can also be used with any year group looking at the impacts deforestation causes. The lesson includes an estimation task regarding how much rainforest will be lost by the end of the lesson, the impacts of deforestation and students explaining which impact they think is the greatest through their own opinions. This lesson includes a PowerPoint presentation, carousel information sheets and success criteria to track progress within the lesson, identify strengths and areas of improvement. This lesson links with the EdExcel 1-9 GCSE - Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Management topic.

By cbutcher07

How do we manage Fragile Coastal Environments? Coral Reef Management / Ecosystems

How do we manage Fragile Coastal Environments? Coral Reef Management / Ecosystems

This lesson explores a fragile ecosystem whilst also looking at the relevant management strategies to preserve the coral reef. It includes a detailed research task for students to build up their own case study on managing the reef.Independent online study in this lesson. Book out a computer room or laptops for use by the students to conduct the research in this lesson.Learning Objectives:- To understand that some coastal areas face environmental threats.- That some coastal environments are fragile and need to be managed in order to survive.- Evaluate some of the difficulties of Coral Reef Management Starter-Photo Discussion-Mapping Task of 3 activities that cause conflicts around the worlds coastlinesMain:-Key Words Definitions-Online task - Management of Fragile Reefs-Structured Writing frames provided that can be uploaded onto the online students shared area to access-Case study of a Fragile Ecosystem - Soufriere Marine managementExtension Task:-Online task - Pressures and management Tactics on the Great Barrier ReefPlenary:-Acrostic PoemUpload the PPT and all resources for students to access and save into their saved work areas.Enjoy!

By nathanoj1

Year 1 topic planning 'Gardener's World'

Year 1 topic planning 'Gardener's World'

5 weeks of cross curricular planning, including literacy and numeracy linked into topic. No literacy and numeracy for week 4 because the school is doing a creative thinking week - see week 4 planner for explanation!!! There is also science week and 2 trips this half term which have affected how much I could plan so maybe not as much detail as for other topics.

By comenius

How Sustainable is Palm Oil? Managing Rainforests - Ecosystems

How Sustainable is Palm Oil? Managing Rainforests - Ecosystems

Topical Lesson. Very current in the need for vital management of the remaining Tropical Rainforests on the Earth today for the protection of this biodiverse ecosystem.Resources:PPT Opinion Line Posters Print and cut in two to stick up on wall for students to stand next to near2x Photo Resources for Group Discussion Tasks.My Learning Outcomes:LO1 – To be able to identify what Palm Oil isLO2 – To be able to list a range of impacts of palm Oil production in the RainforestLO3 – To be able to assess how Sustainable the increased growth of Palm Oil Plantations areStarter - Opinion LineMain - Variety of Tasks Paired learning and discussionsTeacher led whole class discussion - snowballing techniquesPhoto stimulus and categorisation of impactsExam skills of graph interpretation and descriptionCompare and Contrast Style questionsJustification questionsPlenary - Opinion line again - students now give reasons why they have changed. Recommended to open up in debate with students as early as possible with this.Plenty of room for Homework and action points for students to follow up on this topic. Research case studies of plantations or find food in a supermarket and look into its sourcing and how sustainable that is?Enjoy!

By nathanoj1

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The COMPLETE NEW OCR B Sustaining Ecosystems Bundle

The COMPLETE NEW OCR B Sustaining Ecosystems Bundle

Planned for the new curriculum (End of Unit Exam included WITH ANSWERS). The lessons introduce students into ecosystems and biomes across the globe. It then looks at rainforest where students participate in activities such as a voice over like David Attenborough. The second case study is the Arctic Tundra and the issues facing it, the management and potential for a Treaty. The lessons includes innovative starter and plenary activities and group/individual work. It includes an excellent mission impossible lesson on Trouble in Tundra. All lessons HAVE EXAM ANSWERS.

By GJDavis27