Interactive Science Notebook
Ecology Vocabulary Foldable
This vocabulary foldable includes 16 important terms for teaching ecology. There are two, ready to print sheets, with terms, definitions and colorful pictures. This four page pdf document creates two flip open foldables for your students to create and study. These vocabulary foldables make a great entry for Interactive Science Notebooks.
The last two pages in this document include step by step instructions to creating the foldables and a teacher key. When you print the terms and definitions, they will be scrambled. Students will have to cut out terms and definitions then match them as they create each foldable. Each foldable contains separate matching words and definitions. You don’t have to complete them both on the same day.
Terms Included in the Vocabulary Foldable:
Science Standards Addressed in this Lesson:
LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
• Organisms, and populations of organisms, are dependent on their environmental interactions both with other living things and with nonliving factors. (MS-LS2-1)
• In any ecosystem, organisms and populations with similar requirements for food, water, oxygen, or other resources may compete with each other for limited resources, access to which consequently constrains their growth and reproduction. (MS-LS2-1)
• Growth of organisms and population increases are limited by access to resources. (MS-LS2-1)
LS2.B: Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
• Food webs are models that demonstrate how matter and energy is transferred between producers, consumers, and decomposers as the three groups interact within an ecosystem. Transfers of matter into and out of the physical environment occur at every level. Decomposers recycle nutrients from dead plant or animal matter back to the soil in terrestrial environments or to the water in aquatic environments. The atoms that make up the organisms in an ecosystem are cycled repeatedly between the living and nonliving parts of the ecosystem. (MS-LS2-3)