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Ecology
Feeding Levels
Unit
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• RED SLIDE: These are notes that are very
important and should be recorded in your
science journal.
• BLACK SLIDE: Pay attention, follow
directions, complete projects as described
and answer required questions neatly.

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• Keep an eye out for “The-Owl” and raise
your hand as soon as you see him.
– He will be hiding somewhere in the slideshow

“Hoot, Hoot”
“Good Luck!”

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 New Area of Focus: Animal Dentition
• What trophic feeding level belongs to
these teeth?

A.) Producer
B.) Consumer - Herbivore
C.) Consumer - Carnivore
D.) Decomposer

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• What trophic feeding level belongs to
these teeth?

A.) Producer
B.) Consumer - Herbivore
C.) Consumer - Carnivore
D.) Decomposer

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• Video! Battle at Kruger - Feeding Levels,
Carnivores, and the harsh reality of
nature.
– Note! It all ends well, stick with it.

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 Animal Dentition (heterodont =
different types of teeth)
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 Incisors = For cutting.

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• A beaver must constantly wear down
incisors or they will grow into it’s brain and
kill him.

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• Which teeth are the incisors in this
human?

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• Answer!

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• How low you can snip from the ground can
determine your survival / niche.

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• Incisors can used for defense, showing
dominance, digging, and many other uses
in a variety of animals species.

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 Canines:For stabbing and killing,
tearing and piercing.

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• In some cases, canines have evolved so
they can be used for many purposes.

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 Carnivores sometimes have a large
sagittal crest for muscle attachment.
Creates awesome crushing power.

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 Zygomatic arch also allows muscles
to attach and provides strength to
bite.

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• Where are the canines in this human?

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• Answer!

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• Which cast member below has the largest
canines?

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• Answer! Count von Count

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“Humans have
four canines.”
“Count them
with me.”
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2
1
2
3
1
4
2
3
“That was
fun.” “Let’s
do it again.”
“Even louder
this time.”
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1
2
1
2
3
1
4
2
3
“Very Good!”
“Now get back
to work.”
• What is the scariest mammal with canine
teeth?

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• What is the scariest mammal with canine
teeth?

Lion
?
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• What is the scariest mammal with canine
teeth?

Lion
? Tiger
?
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• What is the scariest mammal with canine
teeth?

Lion
? Tiger
Bats? ?
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• What is the scariest mammal with canine
teeth?

Lion Bear?
? Tiger
Bats? ?
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• What is the scariest mammal with canine
teeth?

Lion Bear?
?
Wolves Tiger
?Bats? ?
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• Answer! Baboons. They are mean and nasty
creatures.

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Nice
Premolar
s
• Everyone begin fake screaming at the top
of their lungs and hold it until the baboons
are gone.

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 Premolars: To crush and grind food.

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 Molars: Larger, crushing and grinding
food.

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• Herbivore molars are designed to grind
and cut difficult plant material.
• Wisdom teeth, Large Molars for crushing. Left
over from when our primate ancestors ate a
plant diet of tough vegetation.

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 Diastema: A large gap between
adjacent teeth, normally between the
incisors and chewing teeth.

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• Activity! Please work with your table group
to match the colored teeth with their correct
name.

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Is it a herbivore,
carnivore or
omnivore?

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Omnivore

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• Activity- Animal Dentition
– Roll modeling clay into a flat sheet.
– I am going to pass around different animal
skulls.
– Make an impression of the teeth by using the
clay. (Do not make a mess of the skull, that
is, be scientific, precise and methodical.
– Draw two teeth imprints in your journal and
identify the tooth.

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• Activity- Animal Dentition
– Roll modeling clay into a flat sheet.
– I am going to pass around different animal
skulls.
– Make an impression of the teeth by using the
clay. (Do not make a mess of the skull, that
is, be scientific, precise and methodical.
– Draw two teeth imprints in your journal and
identify the tooth.

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• Activity- Animal Dentition
– Roll modeling clay into a flat sheet.
– I am going to pass around different animal
skulls.
– Make an impression of the teeth by using the
clay. (Do not make a mess of the skull, that
is, be scientific, precise and methodical.
– Draw two teeth imprints in your journal and
identify the tooth.

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• Activity- Animal Dentition
– Roll modeling clay into a flat sheet.
– I am going to pass around different animal
skulls.
– Make an impression of the teeth by using the
clay. (Do not make a mess of the skull, that
is, be scientific, precise and methodical.
– Draw two teeth imprints in your journal and
identify the tooth.

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• Activity- Animal Dentition
– Roll modeling clay into a flat sheet.
– I am going to pass around different animal
skulls.
– Make an impression of the teeth by using the
clay. (Do not make a mess of the skull, that
is, be scientific, precise and methodical.
– Draw two teeth imprints in your journal and
identify the tooth.

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• Activity- Animal Dentition
– Roll modeling clay into a flat sheet.
– I am going to pass around different animal
skulls.
– Make an impression of the teeth by using the
clay. (Do not make a mess of the skull, that
is, be scientific, precise and methodical.
– Draw two teeth imprints in your journal and
identify the tooth.

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• Activity! (optional) Make your own tooth
impression.
– Please label your impression correctly.
– Incisors, Canines, Premolars, Molars.

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• Insectivores – Have similar teeth that are all sharp
for cutting insects.

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 Reptiles: Homodont teeth
 b
They have many of the same type of teeth.

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 Reptiles: Homodont teeth
 They have many of the same type of teethbb.

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• Teeth can also appear in many rows.

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 Fishare also homodont = One type of
teeth.

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• Which teeth below are homodont, and
which are heterodont?

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Heterodont Homodont
Mammals Reptiles

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• One more time. Which teeth below are
homodont, and which are heterodont?

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Homodont Heterodont
Snake (Reptile) Raccoon (Mammal)

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• Amphibians also have teeth, but these are used
to grab and hold prey, and not for chewing.

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• Teeth to grab on a salamander.
• Birds don’t have teeth.

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• Insects don’t have teeth, only vertebrates do,
they do have mandibles.
– These structures can cut and grind like teeth.

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• Quiz 1-10 Animal Dentition.
– Identify the feeding level based on the teeth.
Carnivore, Herbivore, Omnivore.
– Also identify the tooth that arrow is pointing to,
Incisor, Canine, Pre-Molar, Molar,
– Homodont dentition or the skull structure.

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• Practice! Which is the herbivore, which is
the carnivore? How do you know?

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Herbivore Carnivore
Diastema Canines

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• Omnivores – They have all the teeth types
and pronounced canines, molars are
sharp, but also allows some grinding.

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2
3
4
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7
8
9
10
• Bonus – What is the name of the feature
below.

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• Bonus – What is the name of the feature
below.

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• Bonus – What is the name of the feature
below.

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• Bonus – Name the Movie.

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• Answers to the Quiz – Dentition.

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1
1 Herbivore,
Incisors
2
2 Carnivore,
Canine
3
3 Herbivore,
Incisors
4
4 Omnivore,
Pre-Molars
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55Carnivore,
Homodont
6
6 Carnivore,
Canine,
extinct
7
7 Omnivore,
Incisors
8
8 Herbivore,
Molars
Herbivore,
Incisors 9
10
10
Carnivore,
Molars
9
• Bonus – What is the name of the feature
below.
• Bonus – Diastema
• Bonus – What is the name of the feature
below.
• Bonus – Sagittal Crest
• Bonus – What is the name of the feature
below.

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• Bonus – Zygomatic Arch

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• Bonus – Name the Movie.

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• Bonus – JAWS.

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• Producers, Consumers, and
Decomposers can be looked at within
pyramids of energy.

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 Pyramid of Biomass: The total mass
(quantity) at each trophic (feeding)
level.

.001

1

10,000

100,000 leaves
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 Pyramid of Biomass: The total mass
(quantity) at each trophic (feeding)
level.

.001

1

10,000

100,000 leaves
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 Pyramid of Biomass: The total mass
(quantity) at each trophic (feeding)
level.

.001

May1
Feed
10,000

100,000 leaves
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 Pyramid of Biomass: The total mass
(quantity) at each trophic (feeding)
level.

.001

1

10,000

100,000 leaves
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 Pyramid of Biomass: The total mass
(quantity) at each trophic (feeding)
level.

May.001
Feed

1

10,000

100,000 leaves
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 Pyramid of Biomass: The total mass
(quantity) at each trophic (feeding)
level.

.001

1

10,000

100,000 leaves
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 Pyramid of Biomass: The total mass
(quantity) at each trophic (feeding)
level.

.001

1

10,000

100,000 leaves
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 Pyramid of Biomass: The total mass
(quantity) at each trophic (feeding)
level.

.001
“Hoot” “Hoot”
“Did anybody
1
see me hiding in
this tree.”
10,000

100,000 leaves
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• Activity! Measuring a clump of grass to
create a biomass and pyramid of
numbers.

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• Please create the following spreadsheet in your
journal.

Feeding Level Mass (grams) Numbers

Producers 31g 700

Consumers Less than 1 4

2nd Order Less than 1 23
Consumers
(Spiders?)
Decomposers Less than 1 0

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• Activity – Biomass Pyramid
– Separate the producers (roots as well), consumers,
second order consumers, and decomposers into
different trays.
– Place each trophic level in a Petri-dish and weigh
the samples.
– Count the number of individuals in each Petri-dish
(trophic levels) to create a pyramid of numbers.
– Include neatly drawn pyramids in your journal.

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• Activity – Biomass Pyramid
– Separate the producers (roots as well), consumers,
second order consumers, and decomposers into
different trays.
– Place each trophic level in a Petri-dish and weigh
the samples.
– Count the number of individuals in each Petri-dish
(trophic levels) to create a pyramid of numbers.
– Include neatly drawn pyramids in your journal.

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• Activity – Biomass Pyramid
– Separate the producers (roots as well), consumers,
second order consumers, and decomposers into
different trays.
– Place each trophic level in a Petri-dish and weigh
the samples.
– Count the number of individuals in each Petri-dish
(trophic levels) to create a pyramid of numbers.
– Include neatly drawn pyramids in your journal.

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• Activity – Biomass Pyramid
– Separate the producers (roots as well), consumers,
second order consumers, and decomposers into
different trays.
– Place each trophic level in a Petri-dish and weigh
the samples.
– Count the number of individuals in each Petri-dish
(trophic levels) to create a pyramid of numbers.
– Include neatly drawn pyramids in your journal.

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• Activity – Biomass Pyramid
– Separate the producers (roots as well), consumers,
second order consumers, and decomposers into
different trays.
– Place each trophic level in a Petri-dish and weigh
the samples.
– Count the number of individuals in each Petri-dish
(trophic levels) to create a pyramid of numbers.
– Include neatly drawn pyramids in your journal.

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• Possible Answer!

Feeding Level Mass (grams) Numbers

Producers 250 1000

Consumers 2.5 10

2nd Order .05 1
Consumers
Decomposers

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• Possible answer for pyramid of numbers

2nd Order
Consumers
Consumers (1)
Energy
(10) Decreas
Producers es
(1000)

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• If we were trapped on a fertile grass Island,
about the size of a soccer field, should we plant
food crops or graze animals.
– Island can produce 10,000 different edible plants.
– Island can provide food to graze one small cow, and
two goats. They can produce a few glasses of milk
daily.

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• Answer – We should plant crops. There is
more available energy in producing
vegetables than animals.
– We may get 10,000 plants.
– The field may support one small cow which
will just give a small amount of milk, even less
energy if we use our one animal for BBQ.

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• Vegetarians feed from the trophic level
with the most available energy.
– This is less taxing on environment.

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 Available
energy decreases as you
move up the pyramid.
The tree 1,000,000 leaves
10,000 catepillars
10 small birds
.01 hawks

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 Available
energy decreases as you
move up the pyramid.
The tree 1,000,000 leaves
10,000 catepillars
10 small birds
.01 hawks

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 Available
energy decreases as you
move up the pyramid.
The tree 1,000,000 leaves
10,000 caterpillars
10 small birds
.01 hawks

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 Available
energy decreases as you
move up the pyramid.
The tree 1,000,000 leaves
10,000 caterpillars
10 small birds
.01 hawks

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 Available energy decreases as you
move up the pyramid.
The tree 1,000,000 leaves
Energy

10,000 caterpillars
10 small birds
.01 hawks

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• Please create this visual in your journal.

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• Activity! Simulation of Pyramid of Energy.
– Fill 5 glass test tubes with 10 millilieters water.
• Label -Producers, Consumers, 2nd Order Consumers, 3rd
Order Consumers, Decomposers.
– Teacher will place 1 drop of food coloring (All energy)
into the producers. (Swirl)
– Take 1 drop from producers and place into
consumers. (Swirl)
– Take 1 drop from consumers and place into 2nd order
consumers. (Swirl)
– Take 1 drop from 2nd Order Consumers and place
into 3rd Order Consumers. (Swirl)
– Take 1 drop from each group and add to
decomposers.

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• Visual of Activity.
– Arrows represent one drop from dropper.

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• Follow up Questions.
– Please color each glass as accurately as
possible to show the relative concentrations of
food coloring.
– The food coloring represents available energy.
– Which feeding level had the most, least, and
in the middle, of available energy?
– Why did the decomposers get energy from all
on the containers?

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• Follow up Questions.
– Please color each glass as accurately as
possible to show the relative concentrations of
food coloring.

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• Follow up Questions.
– Possible Outcome

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• Follow up Questions.
– Which feeding level had the most, least, and
in the middle, of available energy?
– Why did the decomposers get energy from all
on the containers?

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• Follow up Questions.
– Which feeding level had the most, least, and
in the middle, of available energy?

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• Follow up Questions.
– Which feeding level had the most, least, and
in the middle, of available energy?
– Answer: The test tube labeled the producers
which was the darkest blue had the most
available energy. 3rd Order Consumers
contained the least available energy.

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• Follow up Questions.
– Why did the decomposers get energy from all
on the containers?

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• Follow up Questions.
– Why did the decomposers get energy from all
on the containers?
– Answer: The decomposers feed upon all of
the different feeding levels because they
decompose organic matter.

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• Try and figure out the picture beneath the
boxes.
– When you think you know, raise your hand.
You only get one guess.

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Human
Mouth .
Heterodont
Dentition
• Try Again! Try and figure out the picture
beneath the boxes.
– When you think you know, raise your hand.
You only get one guess.

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The Great
Pyramids
3rd
nOrder
2 d

Order
Consumer

Producer
• Please view the list of science teacher
nerd words and try and find the correct
match. I’d get you’re your homework out!

Get ready for the
science
teacher nerd word
challenge!
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Ecology • Small unit of life
• Organism • Study of organisms in environment
• Phytoplankton • Weight of living material
• Zooplankton • Living in water
• Aquatic • Not living
• Biomass • Chemicals living things need
• Inorganic • To repeat
• Nutrients • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Ecosystem • A living thing
• Cycle • Tiny organism that eats food
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Please view the list of science teacher
nerd words and try and find the correct
match.

Who thinks they can
do it again!
(Half the list from
before)
• Ecology • Study of organisms in environment
• Organism • Weight of living material
• Phytoplankton • Living in water
• Zooplankton • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Aquatic • A living thing
• Biomass • Tiny organism that eats food
• Ecology • Study of organisms in environment
• Organism • Weight of living material
• Phytoplankton • Living in water
• Zooplankton • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Aquatic • A living thing
• Biomass • Tiny organism that eats food
• Ecology • Study of organisms in environment
• Organism • Weight of living material
• Phytoplankton • Living in water
• Zooplankton • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Aquatic • A living thing
• Biomass • Tiny organism that eats food
• Ecology • Study of organisms in environment
• Organism • Weight of living material
• Phytoplankton • Living in water
• Zooplankton • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Aquatic • A living thing
• Biomass • Tiny organism that eats food
• Ecology • Study of organisms in environment
• Organism • Weight of living material
• Phytoplankton • Living in water
• Zooplankton • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Aquatic • A living thing
• Biomass • Tiny organism that eats food
• Ecology • Study of organisms in environment
• Organism • Weight of living material
• Phytoplankton • Living in water
• Zooplankton • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Aquatic • A living thing
• Biomass • Tiny organism that eats food
• Ecology • Study of organisms in environment
• Organism • Weight of living material
• Phytoplankton • Living in water
• Zooplankton • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Aquatic • A living thing
• Biomass • Tiny organism that eats food
• Ecology • Study of organisms in environment
• Organism • Weight of living material
• Phytoplankton • Living in water
• Zooplankton • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Aquatic • A living thing
• Biomass • Tiny organism that eats food
• Ecology • Study of organisms in environment
• Organism • Weight of living material
• Phytoplankton • Living in water
• Zooplankton • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Aquatic • A living thing
• Biomass • Tiny organism that eats food
• Ecology • Study of organisms in environment
• Organism • Weight of living material
• Phytoplankton • Living in water
• Zooplankton • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Aquatic • A living thing
• Biomass • Tiny organism that eats food
• Ecology • Study of organisms in environment
• Organism • Weight of living material
• Phytoplankton • Living in water
• Zooplankton • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Aquatic • A living thing
• Biomass • Tiny organism that eats food
• Ecology • 3.00
• Organism • Weight of living material
• Phytoplankton • Living in water
• Zooplankton • Tiny organisms that make their food
• Aquatic • A living thing
• Biomass • Tiny organism that eats food
• Please view the list of science teacher
nerd words and try and find the correct
match.

Who thinks they can
do it again!
(Half the list from
before)
• Inorganic • Small unit of life
• Nutrients • Not living
• Ecosystem • Chemicals living things need
• Cycle • To repeat
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Inorganic • Small unit of life
• Nutrients • Not living
• Ecosystem • Chemicals living things need
• Cycle • To repeat
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Inorganic • Small unit of life
• Nutrients • Not living
• Ecosystem • Chemicals living things need
• Cycle • To repeat
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Inorganic • Small unit of life
• Nutrients • Not living
• Ecosystem • Chemicals living things need
• Cycle • To repeat
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Inorganic • Small unit of life
• Nutrients • Not living
• Ecosystem • Chemicals living things need
• Cycle • To repeat
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Inorganic • Small unit of life
• Nutrients • Not living
• Ecosystem • Chemicals living things need
• Cycle • To repeat
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Inorganic • Small unit of life
• Nutrients • Not living
• Ecosystem • Chemicals living things need
• Cycle • To repeat
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Inorganic • Small unit of life
• Nutrients • Not living
• Ecosystem • Chemicals living things need
• Cycle • To repeat
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Inorganic • Small unit of life
• Nutrients • Not living
• Ecosystem • Chemicals living things need
• Cycle • To repeat
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Inorganic • Small unit of life
• Nutrients • Not living
• Ecosystem • Chemicals living things need
• Cycle • To repeat
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Inorganic • Small unit of life
• Nutrients • Not living
• Ecosystem • Chemicals living things need
• Cycle • To repeat
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Inorganic • Small unit of life
• Nutrients • Not living
• Ecosystem • Chemicals living things need
• Cycle • To repeat
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
• Inorganic • Small unit of life
• Nutrients • Not living
• Ecosystem • Chemicals living things need
• Cycle • To repeat
• Concentrated • To gather together
• Cells • The place a group of organisms
lives.
A B

Please walk safely and take some wrong
turns before traveling to the corner with
the correct answer.

C D
A B
Ecology is…
A.) Is the study of the relationships of
organisms to their environment.
B.) Not important to humans.
C.) Not worth studying.
D.) Not the unit we are studying.

C D
A B
Ecology is…
A.) Is the study of the relationships of
organisms to their environment.
B.) Not important to humans.
C.) Not worth studying.
D.) Not the unit we are studying.

C D
A B
Energy cannot be…
A.) Given to your friend.
B.) Lost to the environment as heat
C.) Created or Destroyed
D.) Transferred to the surroundings

C D
A B
Energy cannot be…
A.) Given to your friend.
B.) Lost to the environment as heat
C.) Created or Destroyed
D.) Transferred to the surroundings

C D
A B
Heat always goes from…
A.) Cold to Hot
B.) Creation to Destruction
C.) Medium to Hot
D.) Hot to Cold

C D
A B
Heat always goes from…
A.) Cold to Hot
B.) Creation to Destruction
C.) Medium to Hot
D.) Hot to Cold

C D
A B
A producer is an organism that…
A.) breaks down waste
B.) Eats other animals
C.) A herbivore
D.) An organisms that makes it’s own food

C D
A B
A producer is an organism that…
A.) breaks down waste
B.) Eats other animals
C.) A herbivore
D.) An organisms that makes it’s own food

C D
A B
A consumer is an organism that…
A.) breaks down waste
B.) Eats other animals
C.) Does Photosynthesis
D.) An organisms that makes it’s own food

C D
A B
A consumer is an organism that…
A.) breaks down waste
B.) Eats other animals
C.) Does Photosynthesis
D.) An organisms that makes it’s own food

C D
A B
Fungi are…
A.) Decomposers
B.) Producers
C.) Consumers
D.) Carnivore

C D
A B
Fungi are…
A.) Decomposers
B.) Producers
C.) Consumers
D.) Carnivore

C D
A B
This is the general name for an
organism that eats plants and
animals.
A.) Carnivore
B.) Omnivore
C.) Herbivore
D.) Folklore

C D
A B
This is the general name for an
organism that eats plants and
animals.
A.) Carnivore
B.) Omnivore
C.) Herbivore
D.) Folklore

C D
A B
Inorganic means…
A.) Nutrients living things need
B.) Not Living
C.) A tiny organism that makes it food
D.) The weight of living things.

C D
A B
Inorganic means…
A.) Nutrients living things need
B.) Not Living
C.) A tiny organism that makes it food
D.) The weight of living things.

C D
A B
To cycle means to…
A.) A small unit of life
B.) A place and organism lives
C.) To repeat a process
D.) The weight of living things.

C D
A B
To cycle means to…
A.) A small unit of life
B.) A place and organism lives
C.) To repeat a process
D.) The weight of living things.

C D
A B
Ecology
A.) A small unit of life
B.) Living weight of organisms
C.) Tiny organisms that eats food
D.) The study of organisms and the
environment

C D
A B
Ecology
A.) A small unit of life
B.) Living weight of organisms
C.) Tiny organisms that eats food
D.) The study of organisms and the
environment

C D
A B

Organisms are…
A.) A living thing
B.) Smallest unit of life
C.) Weight of a living thing
D.) Living in water

C D
A B

Organisms are…
A.) A living thing
B.) Smallest unit of life
C.) Weight of a living thing
D.) Living in water

C D
A B

Nutrients are…
A.) Tiny organism that makes food.
B.) Chemicals living things need.
C.) Not cycled be decomposers.
D.) Living things in water.

C D
A B

Nutrients are…
A.) Tiny organism that makes food.
B.) Chemicals living things need.
C.) Not cycled be decomposers.
D.) Living things in water.

C D
A B
Concentrated means…
A.) The place and organism lives
B.) To repeat a process
C.) To live in water
D.) To gather together

C D
A B
Concentrated means…
A.) The place and organism lives
B.) To repeat a process
C.) To live in water
D.) To gather together

C D
A B
Phytoplankton are…
A.) The place an organism lives B.) A tiny organism
that eats food C.) A tiny organisms that make their
own food.
D.) To gather together

C D
A B
Phytoplankton are…
A.) The place an organism lives B.) A tiny organism
that eats food C.) A tiny organisms that make their
own food.
D.) To gather together

C D
A B
Zooplankton are…
A.) The place an organism lives B.) A tiny
organism that eats food. C.) A tiny organisms
that makes food. D.) To gather together.

C D
A B
Zooplankton are…
A.) The place an organism lives B.) A tiny
organism that eats food. C.) A tiny organisms
that makes food. D.) To gather together.

C D
A B
Which of the following is not a tooth.
A.) Pre-Molar
B.) Incisor
C.) Diastema
D.) Canine

C D
A B
Which of the following is not a tooth.
A.) Pre-Molar
B.) Incisor
C.) Diastema
D.) Canine

C D
A B
Which of the following is an animal that
would have homodont dentition.
A.) Gorilla
B.) Bird
C.) Shark
D.) Dog

C D
A B
Which of the following is an animal that
would have homodont dentition.
A.) Gorilla
B.) Bird
C.) Shark
D.) Dog

C D
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Now Go back to
Your seats please!
• Great Work! Continue to use this words so
you don’t lose them forever.

“If you don’t
use it, you lose
it!”
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“E” and the number
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Ecology
Feeding Levels
Unit
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Introduction to Science / Metric Unit.
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