The Ecology Series

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This four part video series presents a detailed review of the important concepts in middle school life science relating to the biosphere, ecosystem dynamics, natural cycles, and people and the environment.

THE BIOSPHERE
By using examples of different environments, students are introduced to various biotic and abiotic components, which influence the make-up of plants and animals found within an ecosystem. Footage from around the world illustrates how ecosystems can change over time, highlighting the processes such as primary and secondary succession. Highlights some of the major features of desert, forest, grassland, tundra, aquatic, and rainforest biomes. (Available in VHS or DVD Format. Select title AND format when ordering.)

ECOSYSTEM DYNAMICS
Students are introduced to ecology - the study of relationships between living and non-living things. Through colorful footage taken in deserts, forests, grasslands, and aquatic environments, students explore some of the fundamental principles of ecology- including the role of producers, consumers, and decomposers. (Available in VHS or DVD formats. Select title AND format when ordering.)

NATURAL CYCLES
This program addresses many of the cycles conducted by animals including those of migration, hibernation, and patterns relating to day and night. The cycles that affect all living things are discussed including the air we breathe and the water we drink.

PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Students will explore the notion of resource conservation, and identify the differences between renewable and non-renewable resources. Some of the ways our environment may be harmed via pollution, deforestation, species extinction, and habitat destruction are also addressed. Other terminology includes: wildlife conservation, endangered species, treatment plants, recycling, and biodiversity.

The series covers the major topics outlined in the National Science Education Standards, AAAS Benchmarks for Science Literacy, and major texts.

Each video is followed by a 15-question Video Review and is accompanied by a teacher-friendly guide containing numerous student activities and assessment tools, closely aligned to the video and the National Standards.

Each Video Series includes: four 20-minute programs, four 30-page Teachers Guides, and 4 sets of Student Assessments and Activities.

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GVLIB100158
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Barcode: 
GVLIB100159
Location: 
A232