Introduction to Ecology Unit



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Embark on a captivating exploration of the natural world with this Introduction to Ecology Unit – a high-quality resource that serves as a comprehensive introduction to the intricate web of interactions between Earth’s living and nonliving components. Throughout this week-long, low-prep unit, students engage with the essential question, “How do Earth’s living and nonliving parts interact?” as they delve into the dynamic field of ecology.


Within this enriching unit, students will unravel the complexities of ecological organization, navigating through concepts such as organisms, species, populations, communities, ecosystems, biomes, and the biosphere. Exploring the delicate balance between biotic and abiotic factors, students will gain a profound understanding of the interconnectedness that sustains life on our planet.


With a mix of hands-on activities, engaging discussions, and thought-provoking assessments, this unit empowers students to foster a deep appreciation for ecological systems, laying the groundwork for a lifelong understanding of the delicate harmony that exists within Earth’s diverse ecosystems.



  • Unit Pacing Guide
  • Introduction to Ecology Lesson Plan
  • Introduction to Ecology PowerPoint Presentation & Guided Notes
  • Ecosystems and Biomes Practice Packet & Answer Key
  • Diverse Ecosystem Reading Comprehension Activity
  • Abiotic vs. Biotic Factors Lesson Plan
  • Abiotic vs. Biotic Factors Practice Packet & Answer Key
  • Abiotic & Biotic Factors Lab Lesson Plan
  • Biodiversity Snapshot Lab & Answer Key
  • Saltwater and Lima Bean Germination Lab & Answer Key
  • Ecology Quiz & Answer Key


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Grade Levels: 6th – 12th
Total Pages: 55+
Teaching Duration: 1 Week


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