Basic Ecology

The Study of how living and non-living things interact in their environment. 

Quick Links 

Hamilton 7th Grade Science

Hamilton 7 Science Blog 

Science Collection 

Documents

BottleBiology.doc 

Specimen List.pdf 

Taking Inventory.pdf 

Pondering Changes.pdf  

DeerGraph.pdf

Introduction Notes.doc 

OwlPelletQuestions.doc 

OwlPelletInventory.doc 

FoodWebNotes.doc 

SurvivalisjustarollawayLesson.pdf 

ReviewSheetonEcologyTest.doc 



The goals of the ecology unit are for all students to... 

  1. be able to describe common patterns of relationships between and among populations (competition, parasitism, symbiosis, predator/prey).
  2. be able to predict how changes in one population might affect other populations based upon their relationships in the food web.
  3. be able to identify the living (biotic) and nonliving (abiotic) components of an ecosystem.
  4. be able to identify the factors in an ecosystem that influence changes in population size.
  5. be able to classify organisms (producers, consumers, and decomposers) based on their source of energy for growth and development.
  6. be able to distinguish between the ways in which consumers and decomposers obtain energy. 

Bottle Biology Help

 * The documents to be downloaded for this project are all available online on this page. Look for: Bottlebiology, specimen list, taking inventory, and pondering changes. 

    Helpful Links

        www.bottlebiology.org

 

Owl Pellet Help

Help!

Due to the nature of this project and the resources that we have, the actual packet can't be posted on this site. While the question sheet is available, you will need your packet to do the questions. Hopefully the blog will keep people posted as to what happens each day in class. 

Online Resources 

Carolina Information (Very Helpful) 

Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection 

Bone Chart  

Barn Owl Database (very good) 

 Symbiosis  Resources

Mutualism 

Commensalism 

Parasitism: Guinea Worm #1 

Parasitism: Guinea Worm #2 

Parasitism: Guinea Worm Diagram 

 

Food Web Stations

FoodWebStationDescription.pdf 

OwlPelletQuestions.doc 

FoodWebComputerStationexercise.pdf

HooEatsWho.pdf 

Preditor-PreyRelationships.pdf 

BarnOwlDiets.pdf


Carrying Capacity Activity

HumanPopulationGrowthGraphingActivit.doc 


Test Study Help

Review Sheet...

ReviewSheetonEcologyTest.doc 

 Online Practice Test (From Another School...so material can be different) 

Aquatic Food Web Information 

Food Chain/Web Facts 

Symbiosis Videos  

Type Symbiosis in the Search Box and Six Videos on Symbiosis Will Appear!  Click on the video of your choice to learn more!