This package is broken into a water cycle and a carbon cycle assignment. Usually what I do is use the water cycle as a practice run (more formative assessment), then the carbon cycle as graded work but the tasks can be used however you like. Your students will use their varied learning styles to complete this assignment. Those who love art will savor the chance to really get creative and design something fantastic. Others will enjoy the way the task is set out step-wise with easy to follow instructions. Both will create something they can be proud of and at the same time, they will be learning learn about the water and carbon cycle. Great for upper elementary, middle and high school classes. Can easily be adapted for lower elementary by simplifying some wording and reducing the task requirements.
– A full overview of both tasks
– A itemized list of all required items
– The water cycle contains a graded checklist for the required components
– The carbon cycle contains two different rubrics depending on the depth you want to go into
– Exemplar student examples for both assignments
You might also be interested in this assignments which can also be found within the unit.
Human Impact on Ecosystems Assignment
The individual Ecology Lessons for the unit can be found below:
Lesson 1 – The Spheres of the Earth
Lesson 2 – Ecosystems
Lesson 3 – Energy Flow In Ecosystems
Lesson 4 – Cycling of Matter In Ecosystems
Lesson 5 – Population Influences within Ecosystems
Lesson 6 – Ecological Succession
Lesson 7 – Biomass and Fossil Fuels
Lesson 8 – The Importance of Biodiversity
I also have a range assignments and lessons/units from other grade levels at my store. Please CLICK HERE to have a look around and don’t forget to follow if you like what you see.