These are task cards I created to use to check for mastery with our Ecosystems unit. These are designed with 4th grade in mind, but they could be used in other grades are remediation, pre-teaching, or extension. Each is open ended to ensure they are not just guessing the answer and not really taking the time to think about and apply what they know. I did include a basic answer sheet with room to record their answers. These can be copied front to back. I have my students use notebook paper to help save on my copies, but the option is there!
~What is a food chain?
~What is a food web?
~Roles (producer, consumer, decomposer)
~Creating a food chain
~Scavenger vs. decomposer
~Carnivore, herbivore, omnivore
~What would happen if you removed a link (it became scarce) or if there were too many (an abundance) of a link scenarios
~Adaptations (What it is and identify)
~Identifying what is causing habitat loss and extinction
These could be used as individual practice, an assessment, a group activity, homework, or for an early finisher.
I hope your class gets great use out of these task cards!