Activity

Biotic vs. Abiotic Factors in a Pond Ecosystem

Grade Levels

10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade

Assessment

Worksheet is submitted for grading.

Description

In this worksheet-based activity, the student is asked to apply his/her knowledge of the relationships between living and non-living things in a given ecosystem.

Essential Questions

  • How do biotic and abiotic factors differ?
  • What is the relationship between abiotic and biotic factors in a given ecosystem?

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between abiotic and biotic factors
  • Describe interrelationships among biotic and abiotic factors
  • Apply the concept of limiting factor to population dynamics in an ecosystem

Duration

The activity is designed for one class period.

Materials

Handout:
  • Worksheet
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