This product contains a PowerPoint with 24 vocabulary words relating to ecosystems. It is a perfect introduction for students to understand the important vocabulary in kid friendly terms. It also contains 3 foldables for students to glue into interactive notebooks to record definitions of vocabulary words on.
This product contains vocabulary that is aligned to the following standards:
S4L1. Students will describe the roles of organisms and the flow of energy within an ecosystem.
a. Identify the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in a community.
b. Demonstrate the flow of energy through a food web/food chain beginning with sunlight and including producers, consumers, and decomposers.
c. Predict how changes in the environment would affect a community (ecosystem) of organisms.
d. Predict effects on a population if some of the plants or animals in the community are scarce or if there are too many.
S4L2. Students will identify factors that affect the survival or extinction of organisms such as adaptation, variation of behaviors (hibernation), and external features (camouflage and protection).
a. Identify external features of organisms that allow them to survive or reproduce better than organisms that do not have these features (for example: camouflage, use of hibernation, protection, etc.).
b. Identify factors that may have led to the extinction of some organisms.
I hope you and your students find this resource helpful and beneficial! Please remember to leave feedback!
- Kara Lee