This is a set of 43 enrichment, reinforcement and review task cards for your introductory lessons on ecology. The cards cover the topics found in the first ecology chapter of a typical biology textbook. Also includes teacher answer key, teacher guide, student recording sheet and PowerPoint presentation for reviewing answers.
Suitable for life science and biology students in grades 7 -12.
Please Note: This product is included in my Introduction to Ecology Complete Unit Plan Bundle. Click this link to view bundle.
Task cards are a fantastic way to enrich or reinforce lessons, review difficult concepts, or provide extra practice for the struggling student. The student reads each card, performs the task, and records his/her answer on the included student answer sheet.
From the moment of purchase, you will be ready to use your task cards in just a few minutes. Simply print the sheets of task cards on card stock paper, laminate, and cut the cards apart. The cards look best when printed in color, but they can easily be printed in black and white.
This set of 43 task cards on ecology covers the following concepts and topics:
• What is ecology?
• The Role of Climate: What is the difference between weather and climate? What factors affect climate?
• The State of Today's Environment: The exploding human population, the sixth mass extinction, the damage to the ozone layer, and climate changes.
• The greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases, human activities that contribute to the greenhouse effect.
• The Effect of Latitude on Climate: Polar zones, temperate zones, and tropical zones.
• Heat Transfer in the Biosphere: Winds, currents.
• Levels of Ecological Organization: Biosphere, ecosystems, communities, populations, and organisms.
• The living and the nonliving components of an ecosystem.
• The theme of interconnectedness and interdependence in ecology.
• Biotic and abiotic factors
• Living in a changing environment, tolerance, tolerance curves, acclimation and adaptation.
• Responding to environmental change: Conformers and regulators.
• Habitat -vs- Niche: Definitions, examples, generalists and specialists.
• Producers and consumers: Autotrophs, photoautotrophs, chemoautotrophs, heterotrophs, herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, detritivores, and decomposers.
• Feeding relationships: The flow of energy through the ecosystem, food chains, food webs, and trophic levels.
Included in this product:
1. A set of 43 editable
2. A student answer sheet for recording answers. (6-pages)
3. Blank task cards so that you can add additional questions.
4. A complete teacher answer key. (6-pages)
5. Teacher Guide containing tips, tricks, and suggestions for use. (3-pages)
6. Review PowerPoint of 44 slides.
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