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# 2.1: Planning

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

## Key Idea

• Your environment is everything outside your body that affects you or that you affect.

## Overview

This section provides a rationale for studying ecology. Students learn how much they depend on the biotic and abiotic factors within the environment by creating a map that illustrates the relationships between themselves and these factors. The introductory activity may be used to assess how your students picture the roles they play in the environment.

## Objectives

Students:

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## Vocabulary

abiotic, biotic, ecologist, environment, organism

## Student Materials

### Activity 1-1: Map Your Environment!

Per student

• Activity Report
• 1 piece of butcher paper or other large piece of paper
• Colored marking pens, pencils, or crayons

## Teacher Materials

### Activity 1-1: Map Your Environment

See Activity 1-1 in the Student Edition

## Interdisciplinary Connections

Social Studies Students can investigate the career opportunities available related to ecology and environmental science.

Visual and Performing Arts Students can make drawings or use pictures to illustrate their map of the environment.

## Enrichment Activities

None

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6 , 7 , 8
Date Created:
Feb 23, 2012