Items Tagged as "ecosystem"

A Night in the Coral Reef

Summary:
Coral reefs are often portrayed as brightly lit, bustling underwater marvels full of colorful creatures. This video segment, adapted fromNOVA, paints a different picture as it explores the nocturnal behavior of organisms in the ree

Detached Wetlands

Subjects: Biology, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
Posted: Jul. 15, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
This video depicts a detached wetland, a small pool that forms beside a shallow meandering stream when it overflows its banks. These wetlands are important breeding grounds for the invertebrates that live in and beside stream

The Value of Wetlands

Subjects: Biology, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11, Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16
Posted: Jul. 15, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
This video segment adapted from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department explores the role of the wetlands in our environment, including providing habitats for wildlife, acting as natural water filters, and playing a part in the greater water cycle.

The Nitrogen Cycle

Subjects: Biology, Ecology, Earth Sciences, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 3 | Age 9, Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11, Gr. 6 | Age 12
Posted: Jul. 14, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
This interactive activity illustrates how, through a process called fixation, nitrogen flows.

Energy Flow

Subjects: Biology, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. K | Age 6, Gr. 1 | Age 7, Gr. 2 | Age 8, Gr. 3 | Age 9, Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11
Posted: Jun. 27, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
Through the process of photosynthesis, plants harness the sun's energy and in so doing make many forms of life -- including human life -- possible.

Energy Flow in the Coral Reef Ecosystem

Summary:
Energy Flow in the Coral Reef Ecosystem

Water Solutions: Stream Restoration

Subjects: Ecology, Earth Sciences, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
Posted: Jun. 27, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
This video explores how Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest near Louisville, Kentucky restored a channelized stream to its original meandering path.

Analyzing an Ecosystem

Summary:
What are ecological systems, and what types of organisms live in these environments?

Deforestation in Bolivia

Subjects: Ecology, Earth Sciences, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
Posted: Jun. 27, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
This visualization adapted from NASA features two satellite images from 1984 and 2000 that show the dramatic deforestation of the Bolivian rainforest.

Mountain of Ice: If the Ice Melts

Subjects: Earth Sciences, Science
Language: English
Grade Level: Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
Posted: Jun. 27, 2011   Posted by: Teachers Domain
Summary:
This interactive resource adapted from NOVA Online features a collection of images that show what would happen to selected coastlines around the world if the Antarctic Ice Sheet melted.


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