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This is a four-page test about the basics of ecology. I proctor it in my seventh-grade life science class. This test may also be serviceable in an introductory high school ecology unit. This assessment is editable, which means this document could be used as a summative study guide with proper editing of the title and point values assigned to each section.
There are seven sections in the test, listed and described in more detail below.
(Mortality, natality, immigration, emigration, niche, population density, biotic, abiotic, habitat, producer, consumer and decomposer)
-Four ecology terms are listed across in a row. Students circle the one term that
is out of place. Students then write on the line what the theme is of the remaining three terms. Eight problems total.
-Students identify whether the scenario describes mutualism, parasitism, predation, commensalism, or competition. Eight problems.
-Students indicate whether the stated characteristic describes a tundra, taiga, desert, tropical rainforest, grassland, deciduous forest, freshwater or marine biome. There are fourteen descriptors to classify.
-Students unscramble the terms from two separate word banks into a logical flow of two possible water cycles – one that cycles through a plant, and the other that does not.
I provided a four-page key with the answers in bold red font.
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