Worksheet or scaffolded notes for students to practice and organize information on ecology at an introductory high school level. Great for students who need multiple ways of interpreting information. Students answer questions, draw, label, interpret a food web, analyze questions based on diagrams, and fill in graphic organizers.
-What is ecology?
-Levels of organization: individual, species, population, community, ecosystem
-Types of producers
-Types of consumers
Graphic organizers and diagrams included:
-Levels of organization
-Photosynthesis and chemosynthesis
-Consumers: herbivore, carnivore, omnivore (definitions/examples)
-Trophic levels, up to tertiary consumers
As an introductory and conceptual practice sheet, this exercise does NOT include:
-Detailed explanations (a few references embedded in text boxes and diagrams.
-Details on photosynthesis and respiration (see other worksheets!)
-The words Autotroph, heterotroph (referred to as producers and consumers instead)
-Quantitative analysis of energy transfer or biomass