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Next Generation Science Standards (for K-12) -- Ecosystems

General Biology Core Concepts Classifications
Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems (1)
Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience (3)
Social Interactions and Group Behavior (1)

View Resource Chemical Competition in Peatlands

These lab exercises were designed to enhance studentsí understanding of the concept of chemical competition in ecology. They use the moss Sphagnum to illustrate the concept, which shows students that competition occurs between plants. Many of the traditional examples show competition as a physical battle between animals. By using the chemical alteration of the environment by Sphagnum, a teache...


Publisher: PlantEd Digital Library

View Resource Kids Into Discovering Science: A Framework for Place-Based, Hands-On Ecology

The Kids Into Discovering Science (KiDS) curriculum, designed for 5th grade students, includes 10 classroom lesson plans and one field trip lesson plan centered on a plant science experiment. Over 10 lessons and a field day, students practice observation, set up and monitor an experiment, analyze and present their data, and learn about plant ecology, soil ecology, habitats, and their local...


Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library
PlantEd Digital Library