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Deer Me: A Predator/Prey Simulation
In this activity, learners will simulate the interactions between a predator population of gray wolves and a prey population of deer in a forest.
Mercury in the Environment
In this environmental science lesson, learners will examine the dangers of mercury and how humans contribute to growing mercury emissions on Earth.
Water Body Salinities IAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners investigate the different salinity levels of oceans, rivers and estuaries.
Water Body Salinities IIAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners discuss the different salinities of oceans, rivers and estuaries.
Saldo Island: An Unfair Game
In this environmental science activity about biodiversity, learners play a game to discover the effects of non-native species on an ecosystem.
Counting With Quadrants
Millions of organisms can live in and around a body of water.
Habitat Adaptation MatchupAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners work in small groups to match various marine animals with their different environments.
This activity (page 3 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Dinosaurs) is a full inquiry investigation into fossil hunting and identification.
Learners use a variety of beans to represent a variety of species, and scatter these beans over a large piece of paper representing the environment.
Biodomes Engineering Design Project
In this design-based activity, learners explore environments, ecosystems, energy flow and organism interactions by creating a model biodome. Learners become engineers who create model ecosystems.
Life in a Nutshell
In this multi-faceted game (on pages 25-35), learners recreate what happens to creatures in the Brazilian rain forest as they grow from egg to adult—especially those that use fallen, empty Brazil nut
Water Quality and pH Levels in Aquatic EcosystemsAdd to list Details
In this fun and in depth hands-on experiment, learners test various liquid samples (distilled water, lemon juice, vinegar, and baking soda mixed with water) to determine their pH levels and identify e
In this activity (page 7 of pdf), learners research tide pool ecosystems, and then create brochures that "advertise" these environments.
What's in the Water?: Biotic and Abiotic Elements in Aquatic EcosystemsAdd to list Details
In this investigation learners explore the differences between, and interdependence of, living and nonliving elements in a water ecosystem.
Don't Stop for Hitchhikers
In this activity, learners role-play the part of lake inhabitants and the aquatic exotics who displace the native species.
Biological Succession in a Microecosystem
This laboratory activity helps learners understand the concept of biological succession by simulating the process in a microenvironment with various protozoans.
The Best Dam Simulation Ever
This online simulation game explores the different consequences of water levels on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.
Sustainable FishingAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use a model for how fishing affects marine life populations, and will construct explanations for one of the reasons why fish populations are declining.
Fish Family IdentificationAdd to list Details
In this game, students will become familiar with fish shapes, learn that fish within a given taxonomic family have similar body shapes, and discuss how different body shapes enable fish to survive in
In this activity, learners construct possible food webs for six different ecosystems as they learn about the roles of different kinds of living organisms.