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Ecosystem (Biome) Research

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 60 minutes.

Group Size:


In this research-based activity students will distinguish between abiotic and biotic factors in an ecosystem. They will also investigate the interactions between these.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Science - Biology
Standard 1 Objective 3

Describe how interactions among organisms and their environment help shape ecosystems.


  • books AND/OR
  • computers with Internet access
  • student sheet (attached)


Student Prior Knowledge:
Students need to understand the difference between abiotic and biotic. They also should understand the relationships between biotic organisms in an ecosystem.

Instructional Procedures:

  1. Give students student sheet and allow them time to find information.
  2. Encourage the use of online resources from Pioneer Library (e.g. World Book Encyclopedia, Science in Context and/or Science Reference Center in addition to Google or Wikipedia).

Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.

Utah LessonPlans

Created Date :
Nov 14 2014 08:40 AM