New AQA Ecology Spec- Food Chains, Levels of Organisation & Trophic Levels- Powerpoint & Worksheets
This resource is a PowerPoint presentation and worksheets that covers the Levels of Organisation (, and the Trophic Levels ( information on the 2016 AQA Ecology specification.

The basic structure of the lesson is as follows:

1) Starter- Differentiated question to write out the equation for photosynthesis (Grades 4 to 7)
2) A slide to go through the equation to the highest grade.
3) A gap fill activity- Worksheet provided.
4) Gap fill activity answers provided to go through as a class.
5) A slide to explain what biomass is.
6) A true or false activity about food chains- Worksheet provided.
7) A rearrange the three food chains activity, with linked questions.
8) A key term and definition card sort activity- The card sort template and a worksheet to write their answers on is provided.
9) Three slides all explaining about trophic levels, producers, consumers, herbivores, carnivorous etc, so that the students can self/peer assess their answers to the card sort activity.
10) A differentiated assessment activity- 'Design your own labelled food chain activity' where all of the key words for this topic must be labelled. This activity rages from Grade 3 to 5. There are then 3 graded questions from Grades 6 to 8.
11) A slide with the answers on so that the students can self/peer assess their work.
12) A key facts from the specification slide.
13) A predator-prey graph slide.
14) A differentiated activity where students either use their AQA textbooks (page included) and/or the internet can be used for this activity: "Design your own predator-prey graph and annotate it to describe (level 5) and explain (level 6) the changes".
15) Plenary- Completing the plenary triangle- Worksheet included.
16) Plenary 2- Completing the assessment sheet to see what target they achieved and assess if they achieved their target etc- Worksheet included.

Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy these resources.
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  • Plenary-Triangle.docx
  • Gap-Fill.docx
  • Food-Chains.pptx
  • Food-Chains-Card-Sort.pptx
  • Food-Chains-work-sheet.docx
  • Plenary-Sheet.docx

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Created: Jun 16, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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