Ecology and Populations Bundle

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Items included:

  • Ecology Slide Show Slide Show
  • Populations Slide Show Slide Show
  • Worksheet Packet
  • Symbiosis Foldable
  • Ecology and Populations Word Wall
  • Two Weeks of Bellringers
  • Test and Review Questions

Ecology Slide Show
This 15 slide PPT covers

  • Biotic factors
  • Abiotic factors
  • Ecological organization
  • Organism, population, community, ecosystem
  • Niche
  • Biological relationships
  • Predator-prey
  • Competition
  • Symbiosis
    • Mutualism
    • Commensalism
    • Parasitism

Populations Slide Show
This 18 slide PPT covers

  • Births and immigration
  • Deaths and emigration
  • Population growth rate
    • Formula
    • Practice problems
  • Population density
    • Formula
    • Practice problems

Worksheet Packet
You will receive a PDF of 12 unique worksheets (Some worksheets have multiple versions for classroom differentiation giving you a total of 17 worksheets).

Worksheets covering the following topics:

  • Biotic and Abiotic factors
  • Desert Ecosystem
  • Coral Reef Ecosystem
  • Ecological Organization
  • Includes 2 versions: with and without vocabulary terms
  • Symbiotic Relationships
  • Population questions with graph practice
  • Population Density problems with graph practice
  • Includes 2 versions: with and without the formula for differentiation
  • Population Growth Rate
  • Includes 2 versions: with and without the formula for differentiation
  • Also includes a matching worksheet, crossword puzzle (includes 2 versions), and word search
    Answer Keys included

Symbiosis Foldable
Students will create a foldable depicting three symbiotic relationships: mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. Students will identify examples of symbiotic relationships.

This activity includes an introduction to symbiosis, entrance tickets, exit tickets, foldable, answer keys/example, and rubrics.

The foldable can be added to an interactive notebook or used as a stand alone activity.

You will receive a PDF of the foldable and a PPT of the questions and symbiosis information so you can easily project the information on your board.

17 Vocabulary Cards/Word Wall
Words included:
Abiotic Factor, Biotic Factor, Commensalism, Community, Competition, Ecosystem, Emigration, Immigration, Ecological Organization, Mutualism, Niche, Organism, Parasitism, Population, Population Density, Population Growth Rate, Symbiosis

Two Weeks of Bellringers
You will receive 10 days of bellringers/warm ups
Week 1:
Word of the Week: Ecology
Read and Respond: Ecological Organization
Compare and Contrast: Biotic and Abiotic
Problem Solving: Removing a Top Predator
Anything Goes: Symbiosis

Week 2:
Word of the Week: Population
Read and Respond: Migration
Compare and Contrast: Density Dependent and Density Independent Factors
Problem Solving: Population Density
Anything Goes: Population Growth Rate

Test and Review Questions
The test is multiple choice, matching, and short answer.
The review questions cover all of the material on the test:

  1. What are abiotic and biotic factors? Give 2 examples of each.
  2. What is a niche? Name the niches you would find in an oak tree.
  3. What is happening when an organism immigrates? Emigrates?
  4. Give a reason why an organism would immigrate. Give a reason why an organism would emigrate.
  5. Explain the following relationships: Commensalistic, Mutualistic, Parasitic, and Predator-prey.
  6. What are the levels of ecological organization in order from smallest to largest? Explain each level.
  7. Give an example of commensalistic, mutualistic, and parasitic relationships.
  8. How do you calculate the population growth rate of an area?
  9. In 2015 there were 34,200 geese in the state of Washington compared to the 48,000 found in 2001. What is the population growth rate for the geese in Washington State? Explain your answer.
  10. How do you calculate the population density of an area?
  11. There are 57 goldfish in a 30L tank. What is the population density of the goldfish?


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Created: May 12, 2018

Updated: Oct 25, 2019

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