CW: Illustration of an ecosystem with biotic list, abiotic list, and labels.
DN: What is an ecosystem?
EQ: What are the abiotic and biotic factors of an ecosystem?
5min Students complete the Do Now in their notebook and share their answers.
5min< Class reviews previous material and vocabulary.
5min< Teacher explains requirements for illustrations and passes out work started from the day before (see Ecosystems: Introduction).
15min< Students complete illustrations and list all the biotic factors and all abiotic factors (separate lists). Additionally, they identify the individual, population, and community.
5min< Students present their illustrations and identify the biotic and abiotic factors.
5min Collect materials. Clean up. Wrap up.
AIM: Identify the abiotic and biotic factors of an ecosystem.