This unit explores the basic principles of Ecology.
-Teacher presentation (40 Power Point slides)
-Student fill-in notes to go with teacher presentation
-Study guide assignment based off of learning goals
-31 point TEST with ANSWERS- multiple choice, short answer, and identification questions included.
Included in the presentation:
-Differences among species, population, and community
-Explanation and examples of adaptation
-Autotrophs, Heterotroph, Food chain, Food web
-Energy pyramids with explanation of energy loss through trophic levels
-Population growth, limiting factors, and carrying capacity are explored through charts
-Biodiversity and genetic biodiversity
-Natural selection and genetic adaptation
-Gene pool, allelic frequency, and genetic equilibrium are explored
-Classification: binomial nomenclature (with practice)
-Reading a cladogram (with practice)
-"Quick checks" throughout the notes to assess student understanding before proceeding
*Please note that this unit will be best taught after an understanding of genetics has been established! Check out my genetics unit bundle here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Genetics-Unit-Bundle-3052102
*All of my materials were created with the "Triangle of Alignment" principle- I made the notes/presentations, then from those notes wrote out learning goals, then from the learning goals created the test.
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