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Ecology Unit Bundle Doodle Notes

Planning your ecology reviews? Grab this whole unit of ecology Doodle Notes and give yourself some time back. These are engaging and fun for students to complete – and they are READY for you to use! With multiple versions and a completed example, all you need to do is download and print.

Each license is for single classroom use by the original purchaser only - if you would like to share this resource with your colleagues, please purchase additional licenses.
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Beautifully illustrated Doodle Notes for your Ecology unit.

Students love filling using Doodle Notes to review and understand concepts visually. Unique illustrations bring ecological processes to life for students. They cover an introduction to ecology, symbiotic relationships, food chains and food webs, ecosystems and biomes, population growth, and biogeochemical cycles – phew!

Let me save you hours of time, with these ready-to-use Doodle Notes!

There are multiple versions for easy differentiation. Use the scaffolded fill-in-the-blanks version to support students, or the open response version to challenge students. And the color version can be used for digital assignments, with a PDF markup tool like Kami.

My Doodle Notes are low prep – just print and go! They work great for reviews, sub plans, homework assignments, and test prep. There is a completed example to model the Doodle Notes for your students, or let them check their answers.

Each set of Doodle Notes includes:

  • An open response version for higher challenge
  • A scaffolded version for support with fill-in-the-blanks
  • Black and white versions, perfect for coloring in
  • Colored versions – use with a PDF markup tool, e.g Kami
  • A handy how-to-guide to get you started with Doodle Notes

Content covered:

  • Introduction to Ecology: What ecology is and why it is important to study it; Characteristics of life; Biotic and abiotic factors in ecosystems – looking at the example of a pond ecosystem; Levels of ecological organization – organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems and the biosphere – looking at the example of a savannah ecosystem
  • Symbiotic Relationships: Definition of symbiotic relationships; descriptions and examples of mutualism, parasitism, and commensalism. Note, this set of Doodle Notes is provided as a bonus file and is not available separately in my store
  • Food Chains and Food Webs: Levels of food chains; Keywords: autotroph, heterotroph, producer, consumer, decomposer, predator, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, apex predator; Energy pyramids – structure, trophic levels, 10% energy transfer rule; How energy is lost from one trophic level to the next; Construction of food webs; Impact of species loss on an ecosystem
  • Ecosystems and Biomes: Keywords: habitat, niche, ecosystem, biomes; Biomes: location, climate, animals and vegetation found in each; Ecological succession: primary and secondary succession; Biodiversity: what is is, how it changes with distance from the equator, the importance of biodiversity; Types of species: keystone species, foundation species and invasive species – information and examples of each
  • Population Growth: Definition of population; Importance of tracking population growth; Measurements of populations: population size, population density, population dispersion patterns; Types of population growth curves: logistic and exponential; Analyzing population growth curves; Human population growth; Limiting factors: density-dependent limiting factors and density-independent limiting factors; Types of competition: intraspecific and interspecific competition; Predator-prey cycles; Survivorship curves
  • Biogeochemical Cycles: What biogeochemical cycles are; The Carbon cycle, Water Cycle, Nitrogen Cycle and Phosphorus Cycle; The importance of each element/nutrient to living organisms; The process of eutrophication

How do I use the Doodle Notes?

  1. After checkout, you can immediately download the Doodle Notes
  2. Then you’ll choose which version you want students to use
  3. Simply print one set of notes for each student

And that’s it, your ecology reviews are prepped and ready to go!

Please note: These resources are digital downloads – no physical products will be shipped. My Doodle Notes are secure PDF files and are not editable. Doodle Notes is a trademarked term used with permission. Please visit doodlenotes.org for more info.

You deserve a break. Get this ready-to-use unit of Doodle Notes and take some time for yourself!

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