The Ecology One Page Picture can be used as a regular assignment, formative assessment, or alternate summative assessment. It is most effectively used after introducing the terms abiotic, biotic, organism, population, community, ecosystem, competition, limiting factors, and carrying capacity. Students will draw a one page picture to put all these terms into the context of an ocean ecosystem.
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This assignment usually takes two days. If a student finishes early, they can do the same assignment in a different ecosystem (temperate forest, rain forest, savanna, plains, desert).