Energy in Ecosystems

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Energy in Ecosystems

Project Learning Tree's e-units are self-contained units of instruction that are fully online. These multi-disciplinary lessons are designed to be easy for teachers to access and use. The activities are flexible, can be easily incorporated into your existing curriculum. The e-units are everything you expect from PLT: hands-on and engaging activities that help teach students how – not what – to think about the environment and their place within it. Lessons are designed to develop students’ critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Importantly, activities are: • constructed around – rather than simply correlated to – targeted performance expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). • aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Math • aligned with the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies • organized around the 5E Instructional Model – engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate.

What’s included:

1. Self-paced online workshop (approximately 3 hours)

  • 6 coursels (each a 20–30-minute learning experience)
  • Video demonstrations of select PLT activities
  • Lesson planning exercises to help you plan how to facilitate activities with your students in your own setting
  • Certificate of completion

Some states offer continuing education credits and state-specific supplemental resources. For more information, contact your State PLT Coordinator.

2. Energy in Ecosystems e-unit
Designed for students in grades 3-5, Energy in Ecosystems investigates the ways in which organisms depend on each other to survive and thrive. Students focus on forests—one of the largest and most complex types of ecosystems—and come to understand some of the interactions present in all ecosystems. In doing so, they learn to appreciate the natural systems on which we depend and begin to widen their circle of compassion to include all of nature.

The e-unit contains:

  • detailed step-by-step lesson plans
  • downloadable student pages to guide learning
  • a range of assessment tools, including pre- and post-assessments and evaluation rubrics
  • easy-to-understand teacher background information
  • comprehensive, interactive connections to academic standards
  • resources for customizing the lessons to your students and situation
  • suggestions for fiction and non-fiction books to enhance the activities
  • more teaching tools including links to websites, videos, online quizzes, and other supplementary resources

Review this Welcome Letter for more information about the Energy in Ecosystems online workshop and e-unit.

After completing the online workshop, you’ll be connected with a diverse and supportive professional network. You’ll also be eligible to apply for a PLT GreenWorks! grant to implement an action project with your students at your school or in your neighborhood.

Here's what a few teachers have said about PLT’s Energy in Ecosystems e-unit:

  • "I honestly found the unit resources to be among the most well organized resources I have ever used.” – Agnes Zellin, Delmar, New York
  • “This is a wonderful way to explore the many facets of the tree in our environment. It is easy to do, not a huge amount of preparation, and can be done even in an urban environment.” – Laura Baker, Indianapolis, Indiana

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Energy in Ecosystems

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What’s included:

1. Self-paced online workshop (approximately 3 hours)

  • 6 coursels (each a 20–30-minute learning experience)
  • Video demonstrations of select PLT activities
  • Lesson planning exercises to help you plan how to facilitate activities with your students in your own setting
  • Certificate of completion

Some states offer continuing education credits and state-specific supplemental resources. For more information, contact your State PLT Coordinator.

2. Energy in Ecosystems e-unit
Designed for students in grades 3-5, Energy in Ecosystems investigates the ways in which organisms depend on each other to survive and thrive. Students focus on forests—one of the largest and most complex types of ecosystems—and come to understand some of the interactions present in all ecosystems. In doing so, they learn to appreciate the natural systems on which we depend and begin to widen their circle of compassion to include all of nature.

The e-unit contains:

  • detailed step-by-step lesson plans
  • downloadable student pages to guide learning
  • a range of assessment tools, including pre- and post-assessments and evaluation rubrics
  • easy-to-understand teacher background information
  • comprehensive, interactive connections to academic standards
  • resources for customizing the lessons to your students and situation
  • suggestions for fiction and non-fiction books to enhance the activities
  • more teaching tools including links to websites, videos, online quizzes, and other supplementary resources

Review this Welcome Letter for more information about the Energy in Ecosystems online workshop and e-unit.

After completing the online workshop, you’ll be connected with a diverse and supportive professional network. You’ll also be eligible to apply for a PLT GreenWorks! grant to implement an action project with your students at your school or in your neighborhood.

Here's what a few teachers have said about PLT’s Energy in Ecosystems e-unit:

  • "I honestly found the unit resources to be among the most well organized resources I have ever used.” – Agnes Zellin, Delmar, New York
  • “This is a wonderful way to explore the many facets of the tree in our environment. It is easy to do, not a huge amount of preparation, and can be done even in an urban environment.” – Laura Baker, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Product Features: Project Learning Tree's e-units are self-contained units of instruction that are fully online. These multi-disciplinary lessons are designed to be easy for teachers to access and use. The activities are flexible, can be easily incorporated into your existing curriculum. The e-units are everything you expect from PLT: hands-on and engaging activities that help teach students how – not what – to think about the environment and their place within it. Lessons are designed to develop students’ critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Importantly, activities are: • constructed around – rather than simply correlated to – targeted performance expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). • aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Math • aligned with the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies • organized around the 5E Instructional Model – engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate.
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