Using real scientific data about daily life to link environmental issues to ecological processes in secondary school science classrooms.
Ecology Disrupted offers a set of classroom-tested case study curriculum units based on recent scientific research on environmental impacts that arise from daily life activities.
- The research is introduced using videos produced by the Museum's Science Bulletins program.
- Additional video profiles give the research a human face, showing scientists in the field talking about personal perspectives that motivate their work.
- Students work with real data sets from the published research and perform analyses that replicate the research findings, and elicit awareness of the ecological principles at work.
By explicitly connecting ecological processes to environmental issues that result when human daily life disrupts these processes, students can begin to understand their personal connections to ecological processes.
Read A Message to Teachers to learn more about the pedagogical approach of Ecology Disrupted.
Review How to Use the Ecology Disrupted Materials to learn how to navigate the Ecology Disrupted web site, and how to locate and use specific materials for creating your own lesson plans.
Look through the list of Key Topics that are covered in the Ecology Disrupted lessons. For each topic, we have selected a few of the materials that are especially good for teaching the topic.
Browse through the set of Contributed Materials from other educators who have used the Ecology Disrupted materials to make their own lessons, and to learn how to contribute your materials to the site.
| ||Ecology Disrupted is a collaboration between the American Museum of Natural History and The City College of New York.|
Funding for this web site provided by the National Science Foundation Grants DRL-0918629 and DRL-0918583|
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