Students will be comparing the simplest form of matter to the most complex in relation to life and ecology as we look at the levels of biological/ecological organization. The main concepts to learn are:
- Each level is built upon the other.
- At a certain point, we begin to see characteristics of living things.
- The order of organization from smallest (or most simple) to largest and most complex.
- In groups, we will compare handouts of different ways this is presented and look for 5 common characteristics in those presentations.
- There will be a quick overview of each level done visually and orally.
- Students will be given “cut outs” of levels to organize from simplest to most complex.
- Handouts of organization charts will be given to students for their reference.
- Students will do a worksheet to reinforce concepts reviewed.
- Biology is Studied at Many Levels- http://www.nature.com/scitable/content/biology-is-studied-at-many-levels-of-35665
- Definitions of Each Level- http://staff.jccc.net/pdecell/lifeis/biorgnew.html
- Biological Levels of Organization- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28ueTHq_fLw
- Mrs. Lloyd’s Quizlet Flash Cards and Games- http://quizlet.com/13481242/levels-of-biological-organization-mrs-lloyd-flash-cards/