Ecosystems 5E Lessons

  • Everything You Need

    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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    The 5E lessons are created by an award-winning classroom teacher. Save yourself loads of prep time and start focusing your energy on teaching the content.

  • Standards Alignment

    All of the 5E lessons are aligned to the middle school TEKS and middle school NGSS standards. For a complete alignment guide see the FAQ below.

Bundle Includes:

Everything you need to teach a unit on space. Each of the lesson plans follows the 5E model and provides you with the exact tools to teach the topics. All of the guesswork has been removed with these NO PREP lessons.


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
    • Blank Objective and Word Wall Cards
    • Station Lab Signs
    • Editable Station Lab Cards
  • 2
    Biotic and Abiotic Factors
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement – Biotic and Abiotic Factors Teacher Directions and Activities
    • 2 Exploration - Biotic and Abiotic Factors Station Lab
    • 3 Explanation - Biotic and Abiotic Factors PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Biotic and Abiotic Factors Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 4 Elaboration - Biotic and Abiotic Factors Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Biotic and Abiotic Factors Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Biotic and Abiotic Factors Crossword Puzzles
    • 5 Evaluation - Biotic and Abiotic Factors Homework
  • 3
    Biodiversity
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Teacher Directions and Activity
    • 2 Exploration - Biodiversity Station Lab
    • 3 Explanation - Biodiversity PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Biodiversity Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 4 Elaboration - Biodiversity Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Biodiversity Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Biodiversity Homework
  • 4
    Biomes
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement – Biomes Teacher Directions and Activities
    • 2 Exploration - Biomes Station Lab
    • 3 Explanation - Biomes PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Biomes Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 4 Elaboration - Biomes Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Biomes Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Biomes Crossword Puzzles
    • 5 Evaluation - Biomes Homework
  • 5
    Carbon Cycle
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Teacher Directions and Activity
    • 2 Exploration - Carbon Cycle Station Lab
    • 3 Explanation - Carbon Cycle PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Carbon Cycle INB Templates
    • 3 Explanation - Carbon Cycle Modified Notes
    • 4 Elaboration - Carbon Cycle Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Carbon Cycle Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Carbon Cycle Homework
  • 6
    Classification
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Teacher Directions and Activity
    • 2 Exploration - Classification Station Lab
    • 3 Explanation - Classification PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Classification Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 4 Elaboration - Classification Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Classification Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Classification Homework
  • 7
    Ecological Succession
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Teacher Directions and Activity
    • 1 Engagement - Mt St Helens
    • 2 Exploration - Succession Station Lab
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 3 Explanation - Succession Modified Notes
    • 4 Elaboration - Succession Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Succession Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Succession Homework