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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ecology Warm Ups, Bell Ringers, or Interactive Notebook Pages

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..... and here they are!

Ecology Warm Ups and Bell Ringers



Thank you for your patience as I completed this set.  I kinda got all wrapped up in this.  Just when I thought I was finished, I would think of something else I wanted to include.  So it kept growing and growing until it ended up being 80 student pages, 80 pages of teacher answer keys, a 6-page teacher guide, a template for creating cover pages for your interactive notebooks, and a template for creating your own warm up / bell ringer!  WHEW!!

In case you don't already know, this is the third set of warm ups / bell ringers that I have created.  The first set was "Introduction to Science," and the second set was "Cell Structure, Function, and Physiology."  There are two previous blog posts detailing each of these.  You can read the previous blog posts here and here.

All of the student pages look like this.  The pages are printed landscape style and each activity is 1/2 page.  Two identical warm-ups are printed per page in order to conserve paper. 



In this time saving classroom management strategy, all you have to do is print the pages and cut them in half.







A wide variety of skills and question types are used throughout the student pages.  Many of the activities require the student to draw, color, diagram or graph, while other pages are more traditional and require the student to explain, define, compare or analyze.





How can these pages be used?
  • Warm Ups or Bell Ringers
  • Exit Slips
  • Additions to Interactive Notebooks
  • Homework Assignments
  • Tutoring and Review
  • Completed notebook is perfect for semester exam review. 


These half-page activities can be collected and quickly graded, or you might want to have your students keep a daily warm-up notebook.  The warm-ups will make excellent additions to your interactive notebooks.  An added benefit is that the completed warm-up notebook makes an excellent review for the semester exam!

The topic is ecology.  It is such a HUGE topic that I broke it up into 6 categories.  Each category has between 9 and 18 student pages.  Each has been saved individually so that you can print only the ones you want to use.

Unit 3 Ecology includes warm ups for the following categories: 
(1) Introduction to Ecology, (2) Population Ecology, (3) Community Ecology, (4) Energy Flow and the Recycling of Matter, (5) Biomes, and (6) Humans and the Environment

Introduction to Ecology (12 pages):
·    Introduction to Ecology
·    Today’s Environment
·    Graph the Data 1
·    Graph the Data 2
·    What Affects Climate?
·    The Ozone Layer
·    The Greenhouse Effect
·    Levels of Ecological Organization I
·    Levels of Ecological Organization II
·    Biotic and Abiotic Factors
·    Habitat and Niche
·    Thinking Critically About Ecology

Population Ecology Titles (14 pages):
·    What is a population?
·    Dispersion Patterns
·    Survivorship Curves (Patterns of Mortality)
·    Life History
·    Introduction to Population Growth
·    Exponential Growth
·    Carrying Capacity
·    Logistic Growth
·    Limits to Growth
·    Density Dependent Factors
·    Density Independent Factors
·    Human Population Growth
·    Age Structure Diagrams
·    Thinking Critically About Populations

Community Ecology Titles (11 pages):
·    Community Interactions
·    Competition
·    Predation
·    Parasitism
·    Symbiosis
·    Name That Relationship!
·    Properties of Communities
·    Disturbances
·    Succession Part 1
·    Succession Part 2
·    Thinking Critically About Communities

Energy Flow and the Recycling of Matter Titles (16 pages):
·    Introduction to Energy Flow and Matter Recycling
·    Feeding Relationships
·    Food Chains
·    Productivity
·    Ecological Pyramids 1
·    Ecological Pyramids 2
·    Matter and Energy Cycles
·    The Water Cycle
·    Water Cycle Drawing
·    The Carbon Cycle
·    Carbon Cycle Drawing
·    The Nitrogen Cycle
·    Nitrogen Cycle Drawing
·    Nitrogen Cycle Summary
·    Phosphorus Cycle
·    Thinking Critically About Energy Flow and Matter Recycling

Biomes Titles (18 pages):
·    Introduction to Biomes
·    Tropical Rain Forest
·    Temperate Deciduous Forest
·    Savanna
·    Desert
·    Temperate Grassland
·    Chaparral (Woodland, Shrubland)
·    Taiga (Boreal Forest)
·    Tundra
·    Name That Biome!
·    Marine Ecosystems
·    Ocean Zones 1
·    Ocean Zones 2
·    Ocean Zones 3
·    Hydrothermal Vents
·    Estuaries
·    Freshwater Ecosystems
•  Thinking Critically About Biomes


Humans and the Environment Titles (9 pages):
·    Humans in the Biosphere
·    Resources
·    Forest Resources
·    Air Resources
·    Fisheries and Water Resources
·    The Ozone Layer
·    Carbon Dioxide Levels
·    The Biodiversity Crisis
·    Thinking Critically About Humans and the Environment

More warm ups have been included than can be used for this unit.  This gives you the flexibility of choosing which topics are most important to you and your students.

The idea of using warm ups or bell ringers is one that has worked well for me. I love that my students start working immediately upon entering my classroom, and that it give me a few minutes to get organized while the students are working.  

Thanks for making it to the end of this really long blog post.  I hope you are having a wonderful school year!

Links to warm up products:
Introduction to Science
Cell Structure, Function, and Physiology
Ecology

1 comment:

  1. I can see this even being valuable for my biosphere unit in my earth/environmental science class!

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