Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, & Dynamics Grades 3-5 Unit Bundle

Engage students in grades 3-5 with a dynamic 15-day unit exploring the natural world through hands-on, project-based activities. This comprehensive package includes a detailed plan, checkpoint, labs, rubrics, and game creation, fostering computational and critical thinking skills. Students delve into ecosystems, natural disasters, and forces disrupting nature, applying real-world scenarios and problem-solving skills. The unit integrates ELA, Art, and Social Studies, providing teacher resources, discussion questions, video materials, and digital activities (Google Slides, Flipgrid). With 21 pages, including answer keys, this ready-to-teach resource ensures a fun and educational 3-week experience with minimal preparation.





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Help students explore the natural world around them with engaging, hands-on, project-based activities! This unit includes a 15-day plan, a checkpoint, activities, labs, rubrics, and game creation. It’s a true real-world exploration of ecosystems and natural disasters through the application of computational and critical thinking skills. Clear directions for both students and the teacher accompanied by daily plans make this unit ready-to-teach with little to no preparation!

Guide your students in addressing questions about the natural and material world. Explore these connections in more depth, examine how forces interact with and disrupt nature, and demonstrate the interconnection of organisms in an ecosystem. Students will love exploring these real-world concepts through these fun activities, and won’t even realize how much they’re learning!

Here’s what you’ll get:

15-days of lessons and activities
Teacher background research and notes
Discussion questions
Video resources
Learning checkpoint/Assessment
Student activities
Student response sheets
Digital activities: Google Slides and Flip (Flipgrid)
Answer keys
ELA, Art, & Social Studies integration
Your students will apply real-world situations to the ecosystems they study. They will be engaged and eager to apply these concepts in a gaming scenario as they show off their problem-solving skills.

Prep is quick and easy… Just print the student pages, gather the materials listed, and you’re ready for a fun and engaging class!

Grade Levels: 3rd – 5th
Subjects:  Earth Sciences
Resource Type: Activities, Assessment, Lesson
Total Pages: 21 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 3 Weeks


3rd, 4th, 5th


Earth Sciences

Resource Type

Activities, Assessment, Lesson


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