This is a 2-page Word document with included KEY for a total of 4 pages. This assignment can be used alone, with my FREE PPT (Intro to Ecology), as a webquest or with "Intro to Ecology Open Notes" (sold in my store under separate cover). This assignment goes along with the open notes and the PPT IN ORDER as it is an introductory assignment. No gimmicks, tricks or surprises. As long as the student follows along with the open notes or the PPT, they will find the answers to this assignment effortlessly. Using this assignment as a webquest may take a bit longer - you know your kids! Use this assignment as you see fit!
Because I am a HUGE proponent of less paper in the classroom, most of my assignments are meant to be used electronically with a drop box for submission - such as Black Board or Schoology.
In order to create an electronic assignment effectively, I create Word assignments without using lines for answers. Trying to type an answer on a line just makes the line shift on the document. So instead of a line, I use two red asterisks (this is so fast and easy to create). The students place their cursor between the two red asterisks and begin typing their answers (or their name, date, etc., wherever they need to type information). This makes it easy for them to see that they’ve answered the question (in red) and I can easily grade the assignment electronically (I’m always looking for the red answers!). Piece of cake - I love technology!