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Ecology Unit Bundle Google Slides

Wonderfully engaging and truly no prep, these ecology Google Slides are ready for you to use! Your students will love the custom graphics that bring ecology to life! Activities are varied and clearly explained, and every lesson comes with a self-grading quiz.

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.
$29.99

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Save hours of your time with this fun bundle of ecology Google Slides!

These are no prep resources for your ecology unit. The Google Slides are packed with engaging activities, like drag and drop to build a food web, labeling diagrams of succession, summary crossword puzzles, and more! Your students will love these bright slides. They are custom illustrated to bring concepts to life. The tasks are clearly explained and include technical tips, so students can get started independently, and you have time to support the students that need it.

Each lesson includes animated answers and a Google Forms Quiz to check student progress. This is self-grading, so there is no extra work for you. A teacher guidance document will take you through everything you need to get started.

These are no prep resources – simply assign to your students!

My Ecology Google Slides Unit Bundle includes:

  • Student Google Slides Activities: engaging and interactive activities for every ecology lesson – these are provided as both individual lessons (for teachers who wish to assign lessons one-by-one) or as a whole digital INB (for teachers who wish to assign the whole unit in one notebook) – choose the format that works best for you and your students.
  • Answer Slides: animated for going through with the whole class, or you can set them on Google Classroom for students to check and correct their own work
  • Google Forms Quizzes: 6 self-grading quizzes to let you easily check student progress. Questions are supported by images where suitable.
  • Teacher Guidance: how to assign and use this product – there is also some guidance to help you decide if you want to use the whole digital INB or the individual lessons.

Content covered:

  • Introduction to Ecology: What ecology is; Characteristics of life (plus exceptions/curious cases); Biotic and abiotic factors in ecosystems; Levels of ecological organization – organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems and the biosphere
  • Symbiotic Relationships: Definition of symbiotic relationships; descriptions and examples of mutualism, parasitism, and commensalism Note: this lesson is available as a freebie in my store – you can download it to see the quality of my resources and to see how it will work in your classroom
  • Food Chains and Food Webs: Creating and analyzing food chains and food webs; Energy pyramids – structure, trophic levels, 10% energy transfer rule; How energy is lost from one trophic level to the next; Decomposers – examples and their importance in an ecosystem; Impact of species loss on an ecosystem; Keywords: autotroph, heterotroph, producer, consumer, decomposer, predator, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, and apex predator;
  • 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; Population size Vs. population density; Population dispersion patterns; Growth curves – exponential and logistic growth; Limiting factors – density-dependent and density independent limiting factors; Competition – intraspecific and interspecific; Predator-prey relationship cycles; Survivorship curves; Human population growth
  • 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

Benefits of my Google Slides Activities and Quizzes:

  • They are practically zero prep – simply check over the slides & quiz and assign to Google Classroom
  • They promote independence – students can get started with tasks on their own
  • With vibrant colors and custom graphics, students can really visualize the topic and interact with it
  • Students will develop their technical skills through interactive tasks
  • They bring technology into the classroom in an accessible and easy way, with clear instructions for teachers and students

These Ecology Google Slides are ready for you to use in your classroom today!

How do I use the Google Slides and Quizzes?

  1. After checkout, you can immediately download your resources
  2. Then you’ll click the links in the PDFs to make copies for your own Google Drive
  3. Next, simply assign the slides and quizzes to your students on Google Classroom

And that is it, your lesson prep is done!

Please note: You will need a Google Classroom set up for your students and each student will need their own device and an internet connection to access the Google Slides and Quiz. There are some links to YouTube videos – please ensure YouTube is not restricted by your school. Most clipart and questions are secured and cannot be edited. The answers can be edited.

You can’t pour from an empty cup. Get ahead on your lesson planning with this unit of activities and take some time for yourself today – you deserve it.

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