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Hey there everyone!

Welcome back after our 4-day weekend! Today we ventured into our new unit on ecosystems. We began by differentiating between abiotic and biotic factors in an ecosystem and finished off by answering the critical question: “How do abiotic and biotic factors in an environment affect a given population in that ecosystem?”

In between, we defined abiotic, biotic, limiting factor and carrying capacity, we created a simple foldable for abiotic and biotic factors, and completed a worksheet so solidify our understanding.

Here are our vocabulary words for this unit:

Ecosystem Vocab

PLEASE NOTE: Today I explained to students that from this set of words forward, they MUST turn in their vocabulary cards on standard 3×5 index cards.

Too many inconsistencies have been observed for other forms of flashcards. Everyone using standard 3×5 index cards (lined or blank) will better serve our vocabulary review and games in the future. Students were also told that if they have a challenge with obtaining a set of index cards to see me, personally and inform me of the situation so we could find a solution.

These flashcards are DUE THURSDAY 1/23/14 

Today’s worksheet can be found here: Abiotic vs Biotic Factors

In summary, 2 work products were submitted today: 1) Abiotic vs. Biotic Factors worksheet and 2) Answer to Critical question.

Have a wonderful evening,

Mrs. Barton Signature


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