An ecosystem can be huge like the Amazon Rainforest or as small as puddle in your backyard. There are both living and non-living things make up an ecosystem.
This unit includes 20 kid-friendly informational articles perfect for Grades 3-5!
Articles are about the following science topics:
*Types of Ecosystems (Micro, Messo, Biomes)
*Biomes : Aquatic and Terrestrial
*Abiotic and Biotic
*Herbivores, Carnivores, and Omnivores
*Natural Cycles of Earth
*The Balance of Nature
*Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers
*Animals Basic Needs
*Food Webs & Chains
*Great for Science Centers or Partner Work
Engaging Hands-on Student Activities included in this Ecosystems Unit are:
*Main Idea Organizer
*Show What You Know!
*Abiotic or Biotic?
*Cloze Passage on Photosynthesis
*Build a Food Chain
*Two Writing Prompts
*Vocabulary Flip Books
*Vocabulary Posters — great for bulletin boards!
*Compare/Contrast Venn Diagram
*Organizers and Mini-Flap Books- great for interactive notebooks!
*For Elementary Grades – Third grade, Fourth grade, Fifth grade
*Common Core Aligned