Skip to Content

Activity 5.1: Introduction to Ecosystem Products and Services (40 min)

Target Student Performance

Students explain how humans change matter cycling and energy flow in ecosystems to produce products and services.

Resources Provided

Recurring Resources

Setup

Print one copy of 5.1 Products and Services in Different Ecosystems Worksheet and 5.1 Ecosystem Products and Services Reading for each student. Print one copy of 5.1 Ecosystem Images and hang the images up around the classroom. Prepare a computer and projector to display the 5.1 Introduction to Ecosystem Products and Services PPT.

Directions

1. Use the instructional model to show students where they are in the course of the unit.

Assessment

During this activity, check to see if students are able to identify products and services using the information provided in the reading. Use 5.1 Assessing Products and Services in Different Ecosystems Worksheet to get a sense of students' understanding of ecosystem products and services.

Differentiation
  • Use strategic grouping to ensure strong partners for the 5.1 Ecosystem Products and Services Reading activity.
  • Have students highlight important information in the reading individually before joining with their partner.
Modifications

Complete 5.1 Products and Services in Different Ecosystems Worksheet as a class instead of in stations around the classroom.

Extending the Learning

Encourage students to explore the ecosystem services in the activity more in depth using online resources.