Ecology Task Cards, Think Tickets or THINKETS, are an engaging way to get your students to be critical thinkers in science as they inquire about energy flow in an ecosystem, conservation, relevant naturalists, cycles in nature, food chains and food webs, invasive species, extinction, abiotic vs biotic factors, symbiosis, and biomes.
Most of our task cards do not contain multiple choice or short answer questions. They require students to look at a topic in depth and can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 45 minutes to answer depending on the teacher's expectations.
These open-ended and inquiry based questions make for a great learning tool and help to create an engaging learning environment. Students may be asked to create a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast, draw an illustration and label important parts, write a letter to a famous scientist, research a current event, or even take a stance on a controversial topic.
Print them off in full size pages or in 1/4 size cards and laminate them for multiple uses, display them on your smart board, create a menu of task cards for students to choose from, post them throughout your room as a task card scavenger hunt, there are so many ways to incorporate them in your classroom.
Thinkets can be used as:
* Centers or Stations
* Homework, Assessments
* Sponge or Warm-up
* Review before tests.
Imagine the many uses of Thinkets in your science classroom!
This product includes:
TWENTY Thinkets in 1/4 page and full page sizes covering energy flow in an ecosystem, conservation, relevant naturalists, cycles in nature, food chains and food webs, invasive species, extinction, abiotic vs biotic factors, symbiosis, and biomes.
Use these Thinkets on their own or go big and buy them in our Life Science Task Card Bundle
which includes 132 Thinkets in 1/4 page and full page sizes that provide TWENTY open-ended and thought provoking questions about each of the following topics -
• Scientific Method
• Human Body
• 12 FREE Evolution cards
• Classification and Taxonomy Thinkets
They also go well with our 6-7 week long Ecology Bundled Unit: PowerPoint and ALL Handouts
a 4-5 week long unit is composed of 130+ slide PowerPoint and 40+ pages of handouts which includes all FOUR sections and the accompanying study guide:
1. What's in an Ecosystem- intro to Ecology
2. Food Chains & Food Webs
3. Interactions Among Living Things
4. Biomes of the World
5. Study Guide for Ecology Unit
Consider using them with some of our other products like:
- Ecology Think Tickets: Task Cards for Science Exploration
- Interactive Notebook Ecology Scavenger Hunt Activity
- Ecology Word Wall
- Cootie Catcher / Fortune Teller: Life Science Vocabulary Bundle
which includes several Ecology cootie catchers.
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