This two page quiz assesses student understanding of ecosystems.
First, students are asked to sort biotic and abiotic factors. Then, students are asked to identify whether the listed components are part of a population, community, or ecosystem. Questions address terms like producers, carnivores, predator and prey. Students are asked to draw a food chain and a food web. They are asked to predict changes to populations resulting from changes to the abiotic environment and changes to other populations. A Challenge Question asks students to describe what evidence may be needed to support a hypothesis and how they, as scientists, might obtain that evidence.