Ecosystem BUNDLE for Distance Learning: Google Classroom and Printable, over 190 pages!

This HUGE Ecosystem bundle is both DIGITAL and PRINTABLE, with over 190 printable pages and over 190 slides.  The digital version is compatible with Google Classroom and perfect for Distance Learning.  

There are three units in this bundle, which include: living vs. nonliving, food chains and food webs, and producers, consumers, and decomposers.  

The Ecosystem Bundle focuses on Next Generation Science Standards NGSS LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics (System Interactions.)

It includes lessons and inquiry-based science activities, worksheets, vocabulary, assessments, visuals,  various science graphic organizers, and more!

Following each unit in order, students will begin by identifying the difference between living and nonliving things. Next, they will explore food chains and food webs, focusing on the interdependence among species in an ecosystem. Finally, students will understand how producers, consumers, and decomposers work together to keep the energy flowing within an ecosystem.

DIGITAL VERSION (combined 194 slides):

  • Learning Target Slides (editable & fixed)
  • Informational Slides
  • Visual Supports
  • Interactive Activities or Investigations (Decomposition Column, Observations, Whole-Group Formative Assessment, etc.)
  • Interactive tasks and worksheets (many are editable)
  • Vocabulary
  • Assessments
  • Student Learning Targets & Feedback Rubric through Self-Scoring  (editable)

PRINTABLE VERSION (combined 195 pages):

Lesson plan ideas/activities, following inquiry and the 5Es

Learning Targets to post in the room

Picture Sorts

Science Worksheets

Graphic Organizers

Posters and Visuals to post in the classroom

Journal writing prompts

Journal investigation prompts

Vocabulary definitions, worksheets, and answer key

Sorting Cards/Concept Cards

Examples of student work

Directions on How to Make a Decomposition Column

Article “What is All That Rot?”

Clip Art Images

Various Assessments (pre and post) and Assessment ideas

Modification and Extension ideas

Extra Copies--with or without frames

Technology Skills:

* Camera Tool to insert image

* Selecting

* Dragging elements

* Resizing image

* Text boxes

* Shapes tool

Self-Assessment & Feedback

Each digital unit comes with an editable rubric.

Unit 1: Living versus Nonliving

This is a collection of lessons and activities following the 5Es of science. Students will decide if something is living or nonliving through inquiry-based and STEM or STEAM activities.  See more images here.

Students will meet in Scientists Meetings to develop criteria for all living things. They will be asked to do independent journal writing, whole-class brainstorming, as well as Think*Pair*Share work. Once students have come up with “What all Living Things Need”, they will classify things as living and nonliving, based on their criteria. Finally, students will demonstrate their understanding of this criteria that living things grow, reproduce, need water, need air, and need energy.

This unit includes formative assessment activities and an assessment probe (which can be used as a pre-assessment then again as a post-assessment). There are several graphic organizers included. Includes assessment ideas, modification possibilities, and follow up strategies.

This single unit can be purchased here, apart from the bundle.

The entire Ecosystem Bundle can be purchased here in my TPT Store!

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Unit 2: Food Chains and Food Webs

This is a collection of lessons and activities following inquiry-based science. Students will learn about how organisms are interdependent in an ecosystem.  They will learn about and explore food chains and food webs.  

Students explore where food comes from, by thinking about their own experiences and then considering food groups.  Through inquiry, discussions and hands-on sorts, students learn about how energy is transferred from the sun, to producers, and to consumers.  

Students learn about the relationship between and roles of predators and prey.  They practice identifying these species. 

Students learn about a variety of food chains: ladybugs, monarch butterflies, bees, grasshoppers, deer, woodpeckers, and dragonflies.  Students then practice constructing food chains, while explaining the roles of each member as energy is transferred through the system.  

Students learn about a variety of food webs in various habitats: pond life, ocean, beach, woodlands, and have an inquiry project with an arctic habitat (digital version only.)  Students are asked to construct and explain the energy transfer in each food web and are asked to consider how organisms are interdependent.    
Vocabulary skill-work, worksheet practice, and assessments are included in both the printable and digital versions!

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Unit 3: Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers

This is a collection of lessons and inquiry-based science activities, including worksheets, assessments, visuals, and directions about how to make a decomposition column. Students will identify how energy, within an ecosystem, originates from the sun. They will learn about the transfer of energy from producers to consumers to decomposers. They will apply all they know about living things, food chains, food webs, and energy in a final assessment. This also is a great connection to health topics about food, food energy, and where our food comes from (food pyramid, etc.)

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