Intro to Ecology PowerPoint with fill in notes for students, teacher notes, and an engaging interactive activity based off the PowerPoint for students to work in partners on to practice their understanding of the lecture material.
This activity allows teachers to stop at intervals to check student understanding using a partner check activity. Included with this PowerPoint are two activities where partner A is the coacher (has the answers) and partner B is attempting problems related to the PowerPoint. Next, the students flip over their worksheet and there are new problems. Now the roles have changed. Partner A is the one answering questions and partner B is the one coaching.
This activity is great because it allows students to fill confident that they have the right answers and can help guide their partner to understanding the material.
Slide 1 - Title
Slide 2 - Definition of ecology
Slide 3 - Objectives: At the end of this unit, students will be able to
- Name and identify the six levels of organization ecologists study.
- Identify the sources of energy for life processes.
- Explain and demonstrate how energy is transferred through an ecosystem.
Slide 4: Explains what biodiversity is.
Slide 5: Biotic/Abiotic Factors
Slide 6: Ecologists study Interactions
Slide 7-16: Levels Ecologist Study
Slide 17: Where do organisms get their energy in an ecosystem?
Slide 18-22: Producers/Consumers
Slide 23: Energy flows through an ecosystem in one direction
Slide 24: Food Chain
Slide 25-26: Food Web
Slide 27-31: Trophic Levels
Slide 32-33: Review
Slide 34-35: Energy Pyramid & 10% Rule
Recommendations: I recommend laminating the worksheets and having the students use dry erase markers. This way you can use the worksheets over and over again. I usually walk around and monitor students understanding and conversations with their partner during this activity.
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