Principles of Ecology


Principles of Ecology include the following concepts:

• Nutrition and Energy
• Energy Flow in Ecosystems
• Cycles in Nature
• Organisms and Their Environment
• Ecological Succession
• Biomes

Each concept shares:

• Actual photos of both the INPUT and OUTPUT pages of Science Interactive Notebook
• Instructions on how to create/use/complete activity for OUTPUT side
• Mini-Quizzes for each concept to check students’ understanding
• Answer Keys for all mini-quizzes
• Appendix with Teacher Notes for Interactive Notebook in LARGE print.

Students will be able to:

• Demonstrate how matter and energy is transferred between producers, consumers and decomposers (MS-LS2-4)
• Break down a food web into individual food chains and understand the relationships among the trophic levels
• Understand that organisms are dependent on their interactions with both abiotic and biotic factors ((MS-LS2-1)
• Compare and contrast between primary and secondary succession
• Describe the unique characteristics of the world’s biomes
• Differentiate between different types of symbiosis – mutualism, commensalism, parasitism

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Total Pages: 39
Answer Key: Included

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