Disruptions in Ecosystems

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Disruptions in Ecosystems is a middle school unit developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science’s SEPUP as part of a collaborative project funded by the National Science Foundation to develop and evaluate a model instructional unit and professional development program and conduct research on teacher learning.

Files Available for Download

Student Book

Teacher’s Guide

Teacher Support Materials

Assessment Support Materials

Supporting Videos

Ecosystems: An NGSS-Designed Unit

People and Animals Interacting

Ecological Interactions

Patterns of Interaction Among Organisms

Living and Non-living Factors in Ecosystems

Analyzing Patterns in Ecosystems

Disrupting Ecosystems with Wolves

Using Posters to Encourage Collaborative Thinking


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant # NSF DRL 1418235.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


American Museum of Natural History

University of Connecticut

Achieve Review

Achieve conducted an EQuIP review of the second field test edition of the Disruptions unit. Their review is available here.


SEPUP and Disruptions in Ecosystems


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