This richly illustrated ecology course treats students to a host of labs, demonstrations, riddles, and activities such as “observing and measuring the invisible” and “the lithospheric deposition of CO2.” Students will employ ingenious separation technologies and build their own density stratifications in an aqueous system. Class notes, graphing, word scrambles, reading and activities help students meet national, state, and local science standards. Finally, topics of study include biomes, energy budgets, energy pathways, succession, species interactions, scientific notation, and evapotranspiration. Lessons and student activities also introduce the carbon cycle, biodiversity, rain shadows, bioaccumulation, differential solar heating, conservation biology, and a host of other topics. Finally, course materials feature a pacing guide, detailed daily lesson plans, editable class notes, labs, demonstrations, editable assessments with answer keys, a student lab manual and alignments.