This interactive "I have, who has" game reviews students over the concepts of ecology, biomes, food webs, food chains, energy pyramids, biotic factors, abiotic factors, trophic levels, consumers, primary succession and secondary succession (to name a few). Appropriate for 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders. Could be used as a review or remedial activity for 8th and possibly 9th graders. 40-card game, accompanying worksheet to ensure engagement, full description of how to use game with multiple variations for different classes and learners, and all teacher keys are included. 11 pages of materials. Approximately one class period in length, as a point of reference, I teach a 50-minute class. Could easily be modified to be shorter or longer depending on the needs of specific classes. High level thinking strategies and varied activities allow for different learning styles and will aid any teacher attempting to differentiate their classroom. Various methods to change the style and duration of the game are included in the teacher guide. This lesson was created for upper elementary through early high school students and is a great review or practice to help students understand the many concepts and academic vocabulary found in any ecology unit. This is an extremely popular lesson in my classroom! Students love the “game” aspect of this type of exercise. Includes “I will” and “We will” daily goals that teachers may post. “I will” and “we will” goal statements are aligned with the fundamental five method of teaching, but will work for any teacher who posts daily class goals or just wants to impress any administrators who walk through their classrooms! Created by Mister Science.
Should you need additional ecology resources, check them out by clicking on the links below.
Ecology WebquestEngaging food webs, food chains reading with associated activitiesFun outdoor "schoolyard habitat" lab
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