Build Your Own Ecosystem

Lesson Plan Overview

Students identify key functions that are present in healthy ocean ecosystems. Students will discuss how these functions are met by biotic and abiotic components in a model aquatic ecosystem.

Source: NOAA Ocean Explorer
Subjects: Life Science
Grades: 3-5

Literacy Principles:

OLP#5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.

OLP#7: The ocean is largely unexplored.

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