Ecosystems 5E Lessons

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    Each of the 5E lessons comes with the following downloadable files: Objective and I CAN statement cards, Engagement Activity, Differentiated Station Lab, Editable Interactive PowerPoint, Interactive Notebook Templates, Modified Notes, Anchor Chart Ideas, Student Choice Projects, Homework Activity, Assessment (including modified)

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What’s Included in Each 5E Lesson?

Engagement:
Objective and I CAN statements – 11x17 for class display
Blank Objective and I CAN statements – Available for editing
Engagement Activity - Specific instructions for an engaging introduction

Exploration:
Differentiated Station Lab – Student-Led and differentiated for all learning styles

Explanation:
Editable Interactive PowerPoint - No more boring notes
INB Templates – Templates for student interactive notebooks
Modified Notes
Anchor Chart Diagrams and Ideas

Elaboration:
Student Choice Project – completed in class or at home

Evaluation:
Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle (when applicable)
Homework – Weekly homework assignment
Assessment – Open-ended and modified assessment

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Getting Started
    • --- READ FIRST 5E Lesson Plan
    • --- Teacher Instructions for Going Online KeslerScience Edition
    • Blank Objective and Word Wall Cards
    • Station Lab Signs
    • Editable Station Lab Cards
    • Using Google Forms with Station Labs
  • 2
    Biotic and Abiotic Factors
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement – Biotic and Abiotic Factors Teacher Directions and Activities
    • 2 Exploration - Biotic and Abiotic Factors Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Biotic and Abiotic Factors Station Lab - NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Biotic and Abiotic Factors Station Lab - M Reading - NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Biotic and Abiotic Factors Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Biotic and Abiotic Factors PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Biotic and Abiotic Factors Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Abiotic and Biotic Factors Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 4 Elaboration - Biotic and Abiotic Factors Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Abiotic and Biotic Factors Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Biotic and Abiotic Factors Crossword Puzzles
    • 5 Evaluation - Biotic and Abiotic Factors Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Abiotic and Biotic Factors Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Biotic and Abiotic Factors Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Abiotic and Biotic Factors Assessment
  • 3
    Biodiversity
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Teacher Directions and Activity
    • 2 Exploration - Biodiversity Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Biodiversity Station Lab - NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Biodiversity Station Lab - M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Biodiversity Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Biodiversity PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Biodiversity Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Biodiversity Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 4 Elaboration - Biodiversity Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Biodiversity Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Biodiversity Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Biodiversity Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Biodiversity Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Biodiversity Assessment
  • 4
    Biomes
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement – Biomes Teacher Directions and Activities
    • 2 Exploration - Biomes Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Biomes Station Lab - NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Biomes Station Lab - M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Biomes Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Biomes PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Biomes Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Biomes Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 4 Elaboration - Biomes Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Biomes Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Biomes Crossword Puzzles
    • 5 Evaluation - Biomes Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Biomes Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Biomes Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Biomes Assessment
  • 5
    Carbon Cycle
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Teacher Directions and Activity
    • 2 Exploration - Carbon Cycle Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Carbon Cycle Station Lab - NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Carbon Cycle Station Lab - M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Carbon Cycle Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Carbon Cycle PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Carbon Cycle INB Templates
    • 3 Explanation - Carbon Cycle Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Carbon Cycle Modified Notes
    • 4 Elaboration - Carbon Cycle Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Carbon Cycle Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Carbon Cycle Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Carbon Cycle Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Carbon Cycle Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Carbon Cycle Assessment
  • 6
    Classification
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Teacher Directions and Activity
    • 2 Exploration - Classification Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Classification Station Lab - NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Classification Station Lab - M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Classification Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Classification PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 3 Explanation - Classification Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Classification Modified Notes
    • 4 Elaboration - Classification Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Classification Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Classification Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Classification Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Classification Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Classification Assessment
  • 7
    Ecological Succession
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Teacher Directions and Activity
    • 1 Engagement - Mt St Helens
    • 2 Exploration - Succession Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Succession Station Lab NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Succession Station Lab M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Succession Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Succession PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 3 Explanation - Succession Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Succession Modified Notes
    • 4 Elaboration - Succession Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Succession Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Succession Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Succession Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Succession Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Succession Homework
  • 8
    Energy Pyramids
    • 1 Engagement - Teacher Directions and Activity
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 2 Exploration - Energy Pyramids Station Labs
    • 2 Exploration - Energy Pyramids Station Lab NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Energy Pyramids Station Lab M Reading NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Energy Pyramids Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Energy Pyramids PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Energy Pyramids
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Energy Pyramids Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 4 Elaboration - Energy Pyramids Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Energy Pyramids Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Energy Pyramids Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Energy Pyramids Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Energy Pyramids Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Energy Pyramids Homework
  • 9
    Food Webs
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Teacher Directions and Activity
    • 1 Engagement - Organisms.pptx
    • 2 Exploration - Food Webs Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Food Webs Station Lab NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Food Webs Station Lab M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Food Webs Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Food Webs PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Food Webs Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Food Webs Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 4 Elaboration - Food Webs Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Food Webs Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Food Webs Crossword Puzzles
    • 5 Evaluation - Food Webs Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Food Webs Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Food Webs Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Food Webs Assessment
  • 10
    Natural Selection
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Teacher Directions and Activity
    • 2 Exploration - Natural Selection Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Natural Selection Station Lab NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Natural Selection Station Lab M reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Natural Selection Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Natural Selection PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Natural Selection Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Natural Selection Modified Notes
    • 4 Elaboration - Natural Selection Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Natural Selection Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Natural Selection Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Natural Selection Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Natural Selection Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Natural Selection Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Natural Selection Assessment
  • 11
    Nitrogen Cycle
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Teacher Directions and Activity
    • 2 Exploration - Nitrogen Cycle Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Nitrogen Cycle Station Lab NO ANSWER KEY
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Nitrogen Cycle PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 3 Explanation - Nitrogen Cycle Modified Notes
    • 4 Elaboration - Nitrogen Cycle Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Nitrogen Cycle Student Project
    • 2 Exploration - Nitrogen Cycle Station Lab M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 5 Evaluation - Nitrogen Cycle Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Nitrogen Cycle Homework
    • 2 Exploration - Nitrogen Cycle Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY V2
    • 5 Evaluation - Nitrogen Cycle Assessment
    • 3 Explanation - Nitrogen Cycle Modified Notes
    • 5 Evaluation - Nitrogen Cycle Assessment
  • 12
    Organism Relationships
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Teacher Directions and Activity
    • 2 Exploration - Organism Relationships Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Organism Relationships Station Lab NO ANSWER KEY
    • 3 Explanation - Organism Relationships PowerPoint
    • 2 Exploration - Organism Relationships Station Lab M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Organism Relationships Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Organism Relationships Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Organism Relationships Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 4 Elaboration - Organism Relationships Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Organism Relationships Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Organism Relationships Crossword Puzzles
    • 5 Evaluation - Organism Relationships Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Organism Relationships Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Organism Relationships Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Organism Relationships Assessment
  • 13
    Short and Long Term Environmental Impacts to Organisms
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Teacher Directions and Activity
    • 2 Exploration - Short and Long Term Environmental Impacts Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Short and Long Term Environmental Impacts Station Lab NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Short and Long Term Environmental Impacts Station Lab M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Short and Long Term Environmental Impacts Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Short and Long Term Environmental Impacts PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 3 Explanation - Short and Long Term Environmental Impacts Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Short and Long Term Environmental Impacts Modified Notes
    • 4 Elaboration - Short and Long Term Environmental Impacts Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Short and Long Term Environmental Impacts Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Short and Long Term Environmental Impacts Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Short and Long Term Environmental Impacts Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Short and Long Term Environmental Impacts Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Short and Long Term Environmental Impacts Assessment
  • 14
    Symbiosis
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Teacher Directions and Activity
    • 2 Exploration - Symbiosis Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Symbiosis Station Lab NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Symbiosis Station Lab M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Symbiosis Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 3 Explanation - Symbiosis PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Symbiosis Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Symbiosis Modified Notes
    • 4 Elaboration - Symbiosis Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Symbiosis Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Symbiosis Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Symbiosis Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Symbiosis Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Symbiosis Assessment
  • 15
    Tropisms and Turgor Pressure
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Teacher Directions and Activity
    • 2 Exploration - Tropisms and Turgor Pressure Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Tropisms and Tropisms and Turgor Pressure Station Lab NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Tropisms and Tropisms and Turgor Pressure Station Lab M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Tropisms and Turgor Pressure Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Turgor Pressure PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 3 Explanation - Turgor Pressure Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Turgor Pressure Modified Notes
    • 4 Elaboration - Turgor Pressure Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Turgor Pressure Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Turgor Pressure Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Turgor Pressure Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Turgor Pressure Assessment
  • 16
    Watersheds and Human Impact
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Teacher Directions and Activity
    • 2 Exploration - Watershed Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Watershed Station Lab NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Watershed Station Lab M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Watershed Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Human Impact on Water PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Human Impact on Water Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Human Impact on Water Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 4 Elaboration - Human Impact on Water Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Human Impact on Water Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Human Impact on Water Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Human Impact on Water Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Human Impact on Water Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Human Impact on Water Assessment

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