The Living Environment: Ecosystems Science Games

4 games

In this series of games, your students will learn that all living things have basic needs for survival, and those needs can look different depending upon ecosystem characteristics. The Living Environment: Ecosystems learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.

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Concepts Covered

Differentiate between living and nonliving things based upon whether they have basic needs and produce offspring. Examine evidence that living organisms have basic needs such as food, water, and shelter for animals and air, water, nutrients, sunlight, and space for plants. Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive. Identify factors in the environment, including temperature and precipitation, that affect growth and behavior such as migration, hibernation, and dormancy of living things. Compare the ways living organisms depend on each other and on their environments such as through food chains.

A preview of each game in the learning objective is found below.

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