GK12 Resources

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Ecosystem Components and Oregon’s Ecoregions Presentation.  This power point presentation provides an overview of Oregon’s ecoregions and uses examples of consumers and producers from the GK12:  Cascades to Coast ecoregions, the Cascades Mountains, the Willamette Valley, and the Coast Range Mountains.  This presentation is intended to be used in conjunction with the Introduction to Ecosystems and Oregon’s Ecoregions Lesson Plan.   Ecosystem_Vocab_Examples.pdf
Design Your Own Ecosystem Instructions. In this activity, students design their own ecosystem with consideration for abiotic components and food web interactions within that ecosystem.  This worksheet in intended to be used in conjunction with the Introduction to Ecosystems and Oregon’s Ecoregions Lesson Plan.  Design Your Own Ecosystem Checklist.pdf
Design Your Own Ecosystem Checklist  A checklist to aid students in the design of their own ecosystem. This worksheet in intended to be used in conjunction with the Design Your Own Ecosystem Instructions. Design Your Own Ecosystem Checklist.pdf
Introduction to Ecosystems and Oregon’s Ecoregions Lesson Plan. This worksheet in intended to be used in conjunction with the Introduction to Ecosystems and Oregon’s Ecoregions Lesson Plan.  It prompts students to match vocabulary to the appropriate definition and to provide examples of key terms. Ecosystem_Vocab_Matching.pdf Ecosystem_Vocab_Matching_Answer Key.pdf
Estimating a Population Worksheet Representative Sampling of Cover Using Quadrats Worksheet This worksheet is intended to be used in conjunction with the Estimating a Population:  Representative Sampling Lesson Plan.  It includes an activity for students to design and implement a sampling method of a paper or fabric “field.  Representative Sampling of Cover Using Quadrats Worksheet.pdf
Estimating a Population Worksheet. This worksheet is intended to be used in conjunction with the Estimating a Population:  Representative Sampling Lesson Plan.  It includes guided questions and a short activity where students sample heights. Estimating a Population Worksheet.pdf
Estimating a Population: Representative Sampling Lesson Plan. This lesson plan uses a combination of indoor and outdoor activities to teach how scientists avoid bias and estimate populations by using representative sampling. Representative Sampling_GK12 Curriculum.pdf
LISELL Lesson Starters: Coordinating Hypothesis, Observation and Evidence. A collection of scientific studies and associated questions that encourage students to identify and develop scientific hypotheses.  Created by the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition. LISELL Lesson Starters_Hypothesis.pdf
Introduction to the Scientific Method and Hypotheses Lesson Plan. This lesson plan uses several activities to build on students’ existing knowledge of the scientific method and to promote understanding of how to generate testable, measurable hypotheses. Scientific Method and Hypotheses_GK12Curriculum.pdf
Bonneville Dam, Cascade Fish Hatchery and Eagle Creek Field Trip Information. Contact information and site description for Bonneville Dam tour, Cascaded Fish Hatchery tour and Eagle Creek.  Activity worksheets include riparian plant sampling sheet and water quality sheet. Bonneville_Field_Trip_Planning.pdf
Wildwood Recreation Site Field Notebook. Student fieldbook to accompany field trip to Wildwood Recreation Site. Has activities outlined for water quality, soil and vegetation data collection. wildwood_guide_14.pdf
Stream Invertebrate Data Sheet Data sheet for entering stream invertebrate data in the field. GK12_data_sheet.doc.pdf
Stream Invertebrate Data Analysis Directions Directions and formulas for calculating common bioassessment metrics and stream scores. Includes functional classifications.  Data_Analysis_handouts.pdf
Infiltration Experiment Student worksheet and data sheet. Scaffolded guided inquiry including hypotheses, variables, rationale, data collection and organization for box and whisker plots. Infiltration Experiment.pdf
Plant Recruitment Experiment Student worksheet and data sheet. Scaffolded guided inquiry including hypotheses, variables, rationale, data collection and graphing Plant Recruitment Experiment.pdf
Tillamook Forest Center Handbook Handbook to accompany field trip to Tillamook Forest Center.  Has interpretive and environmental data collection activities. Tillamook Forest Center Handbook.pdf
Tualatin Hills Nature Center Handbook Handbook to accompany field trip to Tualatin Hills Nature Center.  Has interpretive and environmental data collection activities.  Provides space for students to develop research questions. Tualatin Hills Handbook.pdf
Nitrogen Dioxide Data Sheet Datasheet for entering field data for deployment and retrieval of nitrogen dioxide passive samplers. NOx_data_sheet.pdf

updated 11/21/14