Lesson Plan: Changes within Ecosystems Science • 5th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to identify and predict changes in ecosystems and identify characteristics of and threats to healthy ecosystems.


Students will be able to

  • identify changes in ecosystems and their causes,
  • predict how changes in an ecosystem can affect the organisms in the ecosystem,
  • define and identify examples of succession,
  • explain the difference between primary and secondary succession,
  • identify and describe characteristics of a healthy ecosystem,
  • define invasive species,
  • identify and describe threats to a healthy ecosystem,
  • define competition.


Students should already be familiar with

  • ecosystems,
  • habitats,
  • producers, consumers, and decomposers.


Students will not cover

  • biomes,
  • predator and prey relationships.

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