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)

  • 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.

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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.

Bundle Includes:

Everything you need to teach a unit on ecosystems. 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 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. Includes printed, interactive, and Google Form versions.

Explanation:
Editable PowerPoint - No more boring notes! Choose from standard or interactive versions
INB Templates – Templates for student interactive notebooks, now also available as digital INB bundles
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
    Start Here
    • Start Here: What's in a Kesler Science 5E Lesson?
    • The Most Simple Way to Do Distance Learning with Kesler Science
    • How to Upload PowerPoint Files into Google Slides
    • Helpful Materials: Rubric Makers, Binder Labels, Station Lab Signs
  • 2
    Ecosystems Interactive Notebook (INB) Paper and Digital Bundle
    • Digital INB Bundle PREVIEW
    • Paper INB Bundle PREVIEW
    • Interactive Notebook DOWNLOADS and DESCRIPTIONS
  • 3
    Abiotic and Biotic Factors
    • 1 Engagement > Objective and Word Wall PREVIEW
    • 1 Engagement > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 2 Exploration > Station Lab v2 - Print Version and Teacher Directions PREVIEW
    • 2 Exploration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 3 Explanation > Presentation - Interactive w Integrated Digital INBs PREVIEW
    • 3 Explanation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 4 Elaboration > Student Project PREVIEW
    • 4 Elaboration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 5 Evaluation > Assessment PREVIEW
    • 5 Evaluation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
  • 4
    Biodiversity
    • 1 Engagement > Objective and Word Wall PREVIEW
    • 1 Engagement > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 2 Exploration > Station Lab v2 - Print Version and Teacher Directions PREVIEW
    • 2 Exploration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 3 Explanation > Presentation - Interactive w Integrated Digital INBs PREVIEW
    • 3 Explanation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 4 Elaboration > Student Project PREVIEW
    • 4 Elaboration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 5 Evaluation > Assessment PREVIEW
    • 5 Evaluation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
  • 5
    Biomes
    • 1 Engagement > Objective and Word Wall - BLANK Templates PREVIEW
    • 1 Engagement > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 2 Exploration > Station Lab v2 - Print Version and Teacher Directions PREVIEW
    • 2 Exploration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 3 Explanation > Presentation - Interactive w Integrated Digital INBs PREVIEW
    • 3 Explanation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 4 Elaboration > Student Project PREVIEW
    • 4 Elaboration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 5 Evaluation > Assessment PREVIEW
    • 5 Evaluation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
  • 6
    Carbon Cycle
    • 1 Engagement > Objective and Word Wall PREVIEW
    • 1 Engagement > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 2 Exploration > Station Lab v2 - Print Version and Teacher Directions PREVIEW
    • 2 Exploration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 3 Explanation > Interactive w Integrated Digital INBs PREVIEW
    • 3 Explanation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 4 Elaboration > Student Project PREVIEW
    • 4 Elaboration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 5 Evaluation > Assessment PREVIEW
    • 5 Evaluation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
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    Classification
    • 1 Engagement > Objective and Word Wall PREVIEW
    • 1 Engagement > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 2 Exploration > Station Lab v2 - Print Version and Teacher Directions PREVIEW
    • 2 Exploration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 3 Explanation > Presentation - Interactive w Integrated Digital INBs PREVIEW
    • 3 Explanation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 4 Elaboration > Student Project PREVIEW
    • 4 Elaboration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 5 Evaluation > Assessment PREVIEW
    • 5 Evaluation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
  • 8
    Energy Pyramids
    • 1 Engagement > Objective and Word Wall PREVIEW
    • 1 Engagement > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 2 Exploration > Station Lab v2 - Print Version and Teacher Directions PREVIEW
    • 2 Exploration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 3 Explanation > Presentation - Interactive w Integrated Digital INBs PREVIEW
    • 3 Explanation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 4 Elaboration > Student Project PREVIEW
    • 4 Elaboration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 5 Evaluation > Assessment PREVIEW
    • 5 Evaluation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
  • 9
    Food Webs
    • 1 Engagement > Objective and Word Wall PREVIEW
    • 1 Engagement > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 2 Exploration > Station Lab v2 - Print Version and Teacher Directions PREVIEW
    • 2 Exploration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 3 Explanation > Presentation - Interactive w Integrated Digital INBs PREVIEW
    • 3 Explanation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 4 Elaboration > Student Project PREVIEW
    • 4 Elaboration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 5 Evaluation > Assessment PREVIEW
    • 5 Evaluation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
  • 10
    Natural Selection
    • 1 Engagement > Objective and Word Wall PREVIEW
    • 1 Engagement > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 2 Exploration > Station Lab v2 - Print Version and Teacher Directions PREVIEW
    • 2 Exploration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 3 Explanation > Presentation - Interactive w Integrated Digital INBs PREVIEW
    • 3 Explanation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 4 Elaboration > Student Project PREVIEW
    • 4 Elaboration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 5 Evaluation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 5 Evaluation > Assessment PREVIEW
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    Nitrogen Cycle
    • 1 Engagement > Objective and Word Wall PREVIEW
    • 1 Engagement > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 2 Exploration > Station Lab v2 - Print Version and Teacher Directions PREVIEW
    • 2 Exploration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 3 Explanation > Presentation - Interactive w Integrated Digital INBs PREVIEW
    • 3 Explanation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 4 Elaboration > Student Project PREVIEW
    • 4 Elaboration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 5 Evaluation > Assessment PREVIEW
    • 5 Evaluation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
  • 12
    Organism Relationships
    • 1 Engagement > Objective and Word Wall PREVIEW
    • 1 Engagement > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 2 Exploration > Station Lab v2 - Print Version and Teacher Directions PREVIEW
    • 2 Exploration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 3 Explanation > Presentation - Interactive w Integrated Digital INBs PREVIEW
    • 3 Explanation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 4 Elaboration > Student Project PREVIEW
    • 4 Elaboration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 5 Evaluation > Assessment PREVIEW
    • 5 Evaluation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
  • 13
    Short- and Long-Term Environmental Impacts
    • 1 Engagement > Environmental Impacts - Objective and Word Wall PREVIEW
    • 1 Engagement > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 2 Exploration > Station Lab v2 - Print Version and Teacher Directions PREVIEW
    • 2 Exploration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 3 Explanation > Presentation - Interactive w Integrated Digital INBs PREVIEW
    • 3 Explanation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 4 Elaboration > Student Project PREVIEW
    • 4 Elaboration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 5 Evaluation > Assessment PREVIEW
    • 5 Evaluation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
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    Succession
    • 1 Engagement > Objective and Word Wall PREVIEW
    • 1 Engagement > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 2 Exploration > Station Lab v2 - Print Version and Teacher Directions PREVIEW
    • 2 Exploration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 3 Explanation > Presentation - Interactive w Integrated Digital INBs PREVIEW
    • 3 Explanation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 4 Elaboration > Student Project PREVIEW
    • 4 Elaboration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 5 Evaluation > Assessment PREVIEW
    • 5 Evaluation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
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    Symbiosis
    • 1 Engagement > Objective and Word Wall PREVIEW
    • 1 Engagement > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 2 Exploration > Station Lab v2 Print Version and Teacher Directions PREVIEW
    • 2 Exploration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 3 Explanation > Presentation - Interactive w Integrated Digital INBs PREVIEW
    • 3 Explanation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 4 Elaboration > Student Project PREVIEW
    • 4 Elaboration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 5 Evaluation > Assessment PREVIEW
    • 5 Evaluation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
  • 16
    Turgor Pressure and Tropisms
    • 1 Engagement > Objective and Word Wall PREVIEW
    • 1 Engagement > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 2 Exploration > Station Lab v2 - Print Version and Teacher Directions PREVIEW
    • 2 Exploration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 3 Explanation > Presentation - Interactive w Integrated Digital INBs PREVIEW
    • 3 Explanation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 4 Elaboration > Student Project PREVIEW
    • 4 Elaboration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 5 Evaluation > Assessment PREVIEW
    • 5 Evaluation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
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    Watersheds
    • 1 Engagement > Objective and Word Wall PREVIEW
    • 1 Engagement > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 2 Exploration > Station Lab v2 - Print Version and Teacher Directions PREVIEW
    • 2 Exploration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 3 Explanation > Presentation - Interactive w Integrated Digital INBs PREVIEW
    • 3 Explanation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 4 Elaboration > Student Project PREVIEW
    • 4 Elaboration > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS
    • 5 Evaluation > Assessment PREVIEW
    • 5 Evaluation > DOWNLOADS and DIRECTIONS