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7th Grade Ecology Unit

Teacher: Mrs. Felio


4/1/2016

Lesson 1
State Standards

Dates: 3/21/2016 -

Ecology Notes
Strand 4: Life Sciences
Concept 3: Populations of organisms in an ecosystem
PO 3. Analyze the interactions of living organisms with
their ecosystems

Objectives

SWBAT: Analyze different interactions organisms may


have within their environment.

Key Terms

organism, population, community, ecosystem, biome,


biotic, abiotic

Assessments

Lesson 2
State Standards

Plickers will be used during notes to assess how much


the students are understanding and retaining the new
information.
Levels of Organization Vocabulary Squares
Strand 4: Life Sciences
Concept 3: Populations of organisms in an ecosystem
PO 6. Create a model of the interactions of living
organisms within an ecosystem.

Objectives

SWBAT: Organize the hierarchy associated with ecology


from smallest to largest.

Key Terms

organism, population, community, ecosystem, biome

Assessments
Lesson 3
State Standards

The vocabulary squares will be turned in for grading.


Biotic/Abiotic Magazine cut out
Strand 4: Life Sciences
Concept 3: Populations of organisms in an ecosystem
PO 3. Analyze the interactions of living organisms with
their ecosystems

Objectives

SWBAT: Compare and contrast biotic and abiotic things


in an ecosystem.

Key Terms

Biotic, abiotic, ecosystem

Assessments
Lesson 4
State Standards

The Magazine cut out will be turned in and assessed by


the teacher for accuracy.
Nature Walk
Strand 4: Life Sciences
Concept 3: Populations of organisms in an ecosystem
PO 3. Analyze the interactions of living organisms with
their ecosystems

Objectives

SWBAT: Identify biotic and abiotic factors in the


environment the students live in.

Key Terms

Abiotic, biotic

Assessments
Lesson 5
State Standards

An exit ticket listing at least 5 biotic and 5 abiotic factors


the students saw during our walk.
Niche, Predator/Prey, Symbiosis Notes
Strand 4: Life Sciences
Concept 3: Populations of organisms in an ecosystem
PO 2. Explain how organisms obtain and use resources to
develop and thrive in: niches predator/prey relationships

Objectives

SWBAT: Describe how organisms interact with each


other in their environment.

Key Terms

Niche, predator, prey, symbiosis, commensalism,


mutualism, parasitism, host

Assessments

Lesson 6
State Standards

Plickers will be used during notes to assess how much


the students are understanding and retaining the new
information.
Symbiosis Webquest
Strand 4: Life Sciences
Concept 3: Populations of organisms in an ecosystem
PO 3. Analyze the interactions of living organisms with
their ecosystems

Objectives

SWBAT: Compare and contrast the three types of


symbiosis.

Key Terms
Assessments

Lesson 7
State Standards

Symbiosis, commensalism, mutualism, parasitism


Webquest write up has a rubric for assessment.

Symbiosis Pyramid
Strand 4: Life Sciences
Concept 3: Populations of organisms in an ecosystem
PO 3. Analyze the interactions of living organisms with
their ecosystems

Objectives

SWBAT: Describe the interactions between species that


are displaying commensalism, parasitism, and mutualism.

Key Terms

Symbiosis, commensalism, mutualism, parasitism

Assessments
Lesson 8
State Standards

Student will turn in their pyramids for the teacher to


assess the accuracy
Population notes
Strand 4: Science in personal and social perspective
Concept 3: Populations of organisms in ecosystem
PO 4. Evaluate data related to problems associated with
population growth (e.g., overgrazing, forest
management, invasion of non-native species) and the
possible solutions.

Objectives

SWBAT: Discuss the possible things that could be


effecting a population size.

Key Terms

Population, invasive species, native species, endemic


species, grazing, clear cutting

Assessments

Lesson 9

Plickers will be used during notes to assess how much


the students are understanding and retaining the new
information.
Sea Lion Population

State Standards

Strand 4: Science in personal and social perspective


Concept 3: Populations of organisms in ecosystems
PO 5. Predict how environmental factors (e.g., floods,
droughts, temperature changes) affect survival rates in
living organisms.

Objectives
Key Terms
Assessments

SWBAT: Design with a partner the possible solutions to


the Stellar sea lions population change
Population, Endangered species, Protected species,
Predator, Prey
An exit ticket where the students will write possible
solutions to the decrees in the Stellar sea lion population
will be assessed by the teacher.