Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, & Dynamics Grades 3-5 (Student Pack)

Dive into a comprehensive exploration of ecosystems and natural forces with this 15-day unit designed for grades 3-5. Addressing questions about the natural world, the unit delves into how forces interact and disrupt nature. The resource includes a detailed plan, checkpoint, activities, labs, and rubrics. Student pages and grading keys are provided, covering CCSS, NGSS, and ISTE standards 1.1-1.7. With a focus on Earth Sciences, the unit spans 10 pages, offering a screen-free option for the culminating activity—students creating an online game demonstrating the interconnection of organisms in an ecosystem. The teaching duration is set at 3 weeks.



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Science addresses questions about the natural and material world. In this unit, we will be exploring these connections in more depth. We will examine how forces interact with and disrupt nature. This unit includes a 15-day plan, a checkpoint, activities, labs, and rubrics. This pack includes the student pages and the keys for grading. In addition to the CCSS & NGSS standards listed, it covers ISTE standards 1.1-1.7. This is a very thorough unit on ecosystems and the forces of nature that have an effect on all organisms in an ecosystem. As a culminating activity, the students will create an online game to demonstrate the interconnection of organisms in an ecosystem. Screen-free options are available for the culminating activity.

Grade Levels: 3rd – 5th
Subjects: Earth Sciences
Resource Type: Activities, Assessment
Total Pages: 10 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 3 Weeks


3rd, 4th, 5th


Earth Sciences

Resource Type

Activities, Assessment


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