- Your environment is everything outside your body that affects you or that you affect.
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.
✓ identify and explain the major biotic and abiotic resources in their environment.
✓ demonstrate their connection to other factors in the environment.
abiotic, biotic, ecologist, environment, organism
Activity 1-1: Map Your Environment!
- Activity Report
- 1 piece of butcher paper or other large piece of paper
- Colored marking pens, pencils, or crayons
Activity 1-1: Map Your Environment
- Activity Report Answer Key
See Activity 1-1 in the Student Edition
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.