Levels of Organization within an Ecosystem

This Levels of Organization within an Ecosystem handout & reference also includes:

From tiny organisms to entire biomes, young scientists examine the interdependent relationships tying all living and non-living things together with this collection of ecology resources.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the worksheets as a summative assessment following a life science unit on ecosystems
  • During an introductory lesson on ecosystems, have students read through the informational text and discuss the questions in small groups
  • Provide students with copies of the vocabulary lists to keep as a reference with thier science materials
Classroom Considerations

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Pros

  • Worksheets offer a combination of short answer and multiple choice questions
  • Includes a list of key vocabulary with definitions
  • Informational text is included that provides background information about ecosystems
  • Illustrations are provided that model the hierarchy within ecosystems
Cons

  • Worksheets do not include an answer key, but one can be created by working through the questions yourself