This two page quiz assesses student understanding of ecosystems. This can also be used as a review worksheet to prepare for the other Ecosystems Review Worksheet/Quiz available at:
In this assignment:
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.