Ecology four week unit with 200+ pages including interactive notebook activities, task cards, review games. Covers ecosystems, energy flow, food webs, population growth, biogeochemical cycles and biomes. Bonus: Includes distance learning options with links to Google Drive.
This unit can be used as a stand alone curriculum or as part of an existing curriculum.
4-5 week unit plan with answer keys and unit planner included!
✽✽ Ecology Notes ✽✽
1 power point divided into 5 sections)
covers the following:
-Introduction to Ecology (basic vocabulary and succession)
-Energy Flow in Ecosystems (primary productivity, trophic levels, producers/consumers, energy pyramids, biomass)
- Population Growth (dispersion, density, exponential vs. logistic growth, determining growth rate, density-independent vs. density dependent factors, r-strategists vs. K-strategists).
- Biogeochemical Cycles: Water, Carbon, Nitrogen
-Communities: Niche- fundamental vs. realized, invasive species, symbiosis + coevolution.
✽✽ Practice Sheets (Classwork and Homework) include: ✽✽
-What is an Ecosystem?
-Primary Succession Cut-n-Paste Timeline
-Ecological Succession of a Pond
-Energy Flow in Ecosystems
-Food Web Visual Vibes
-Population Growth and Data
-Predation or Starvation?
Drawing Biogeochemical Cycles
Biogeochemical Cycles and You
✽✽ Ecology Web Quests ✽✽
Human Population Growth Web Quest
Jeopardy Review Game
✽✽ Quizzes ✽✽
5 Quizzes: 3 open note quizzes (can be modified to suit your style) + 2 quizzes
1 Unit Test (multiple choice and open response)
✽✽ All About Biomes! ✽✽
Biome Notes (world biomes); Biome Mapping Across North America, and Biodiversity Bingo.
Optional Bonus: 2 Viewing Guides (Parasites: Eating Us Alive; Cane Toads: An Unnatural History)
➩ ➩ Looking for the entire curriculum? You can get this unit along with several others in my Big Biology Curriculum Bundle - and if you'd like interactive notebooks with that, check out my Big Biology Curriculum Bundle Plus INB
Vanessa Jason Biology Roots
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