Elementary School people and environment lesson plans and activities: Ecosystems

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

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Brazil Full SoW

Brazil Full SoW

I've written this for KS3 EBD boys. There are links on the lesson plans to websites. It is a full scheme of work with attached power points, worksheets and activities.

By asadler79

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GCSE GEOGRAPHY

GCSE GEOGRAPHY

GCSE GEOGRAPHYCLIMATEMAPPINGINTO TO GEOST LUCIADEVELOPMENT

By aj0797

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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

Easter Bundle

Easter Bundle

A collection of resources that could be used as part of Easter activities. This bundle will be added to over time.

By sarah277

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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

Science Week Bundle

Science Week Bundle

A collection of science themed resources and activities that you might enjoy for British Science Week.

By sarah277

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+): Deforestation in the Amazon [Lesson 5]

RAINFOREST ECOSYSTEMS AQA GCSE (2016+): Deforestation in the Amazon [Lesson 5]

This lesson is designed for the new AQA GCSE for 3.1.2.2 Tropical rainforests - as per the specification.Lesson description:- Starter task: New information and image with linked question to ascertain prior knowledge.- Clear learning objectives and success criteria are outlined based on the specification.- Main learning tasks: + A quick introduction to set the scene about why rainforests are important.+ New information on changing rates of deforestation with linked tasks for the students to develop key skills of analysis and exam application.+ Focus on deforestation in the Amazon with key background information before focussing upon causes of deforestation, with 2 hyperlinked video clips and some key case study information to complete the learning task. (Textbook referenced is the AQA GCSE Cambridge student book by Kitchen et al although any other appropriate textbook resource could be used).+ Application of knowledge and exam practise question.- Plenary - Question to consolidate this lessons learning.- Further reading - Hyperlinks provided to some age appropriate websites.

By cmcdonnell

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

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Earthquakes Full SoW

Earthquakes Full SoW

Comprehensive Scheme of Work about Earthquakes, their effects and how they affect people. Written for Y8/9 EBSD boys. I use promethean and if you look at my planning there are hyperlinks to stuff too.

By asadler79

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

The Rainforest - Plant Adaptions

The Rainforest - Plant Adaptions

This resource contains a full lesson with a series of activities (Class discussion, information extraction, complete the sentence and also a GCSE style exam question (And possible solution) This is great for KS3 to try and will give them an idea of what is expected of them at KS4.All resources are in .doc / .pptx format and are editable.Claddagh Classrooms (Claddaghclassrooms@gmail.com)

By laobhaoise_kirwan

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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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IGCSE/GCSE:Geography Year 10 Exam Questions & Marking Scheme:Term 2

IGCSE/GCSE:Geography Year 10 Exam Questions & Marking Scheme:Term 2

IGCSE/GCSE:Geography Year 10 Exam Questions & Marking Scheme: Term 2(Spring Season)This questions includes examination questions and the marking scheme for the students in Year 10 in the subject Geography for term 2 Spring Season.The questions covers topics onIndustry & Employment structureTourism And National Development River Processes—The Courses Of A RiverDrainage Basin/ Hydro logical CycleThe Coastal land forms & processesEnvironmental Risk Of Economic Development.Soil Erosion,Desertification (Deserts & Rain forest)This also includes the marking scheme to the questions.Students are expected to answer any three(3) questions from this group.It is essential for students of geography in year 10 and helps the teacher to set questions on this selected topics in term 2

By omereonye

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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

Flowers Colouring Page

Flowers Colouring Page

An A4 page in black and white, that students of any age can colour in for fun, or as part of a lesson or topic. Can be photocopied once downloaded.Themes:- Ecosystem, Habitats- Coastal Flowers- PatternsTo follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

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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