This colorful and engaging Powerpoint presentation teaches the concept of an ecosystem including the difference between biotic and abiotic factors. It also talks about the many relationships that occur in an ecosystem including the definitions for population, community, and habitats and how all parts of an ecosystem must work together to make a balanced system. The Powerpoint also covers the different between a food chain and food web, including the terms predator, prey, producer, primary consumer, and secondary consumers. Each slide in the presentation is embedded with excellent visuals and examples to aid in comprehension and memory retention. The presentation character, Freddie the frog, is found on each page where he asks probing questions and often says to click on him to be redirected to kid-friendly websites to learn about the topic. (Note: must be in "view Powerpoint" mode to click on link and it will automatically redirect you to the online site. "View Powerpoint" mode also enables animation included).
12 slides total in Powerpoint
Ecosystems Worksheet (10 questions test students' knowledge of vocabulary terms ecosystem, habitat, community, and population)
This engaging Powerpoint and accompanying reference sheet is an excellent way to teach ecosystems in your classroom. I hope you find it useful.
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