Our Biomes and Ecosystems lesson plan discusses the difference between an ecosystem and biome but also introduces students to the connections between the two components of the environment. The lesson also introduces students to the various interactions within an ecosystem. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner for an activity in which they visit an outdoor location and fill out a chart describing the ecosystem location, telling why it’s an ecosystem, and listing other relevant information about it. Students are also asked to match terms with their definitions on their own, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.
The students will be able to define biome and ecosystem, identify their differences, and list characteristics and types of each.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6.4