Biotic and Abiotic Factors

Don't be a lone wolf, learn how the reintroduction of wolves in Yellowstone Park altered the biotic and abiotic factors. Video describes the impact of biotic and abiotic factors at multiple levels. It highlights the examples of food webs, predator-prey relationships, and biofilms. Video is the fifth in an 18-part series.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a KWL chart for biotic and abiotic factors
Classroom Considerations

  • Remember YouTube comments are open to the public and may not be appropriate for your class
  • Video best fits into an ecology unit or class
Pros

  • Includes a concept map and a slideshow
  • Provides closed captioning, which may help some students follow along
  • Utilizes high-quality graphics to illustrate the concepts
Cons

  • None
Common Core