This Ecosystems Activity includes a fun, Jeopardy-style game to review the parts of an ecosystem, food chains and food webs, and organism classification within an ecosystem. Versions of the review game are included for both PowerPoint and Google Slides.
What will students review with this Ecosystems Activity?
25 questions are included in a Jeopardy-style game to review and practice the following skills:
- Define important terms such as ecosystem, population, niche, and habitat
- Identify living and nonliving components in an ecosystem
- Analyze food chains and food webs to explain the flow of energy within an ecosystem
- Identify producers, consumers, and decomposers in a food web
- Explain how a change to one part of a food chain or food web can affect other organisms in an ecosystem
- Analyze an animal life cycle model and describe how the animal changes over time
- Explain how an organism’s niche may change at different stages in its life cycle
- Use a dichotomous key to classify organisms
Each question is linked to a slide with the answer so that students can quickly and easily check their answers.
What formats of the game are provided?
This resource includes versions of the Ecosystems Activity for BOTH PowerPoint and Google Slides. The questions used with each version are the same.
How is this ecosystems interactive game played?
The PowerPoint version of this Jeopardy-style game should be played in presentation mode. Category values disappear when they are clicked on. The category values can be reset anytime by exiting the presentation and reopening it. You are able to type scores onto a scoreboard while playing in presentation mode. The presentation has been coded to help you easily navigate from the category board to questions and answers without scrolling.
The Google Slides version of this Jeopardy-style review game should be played in full screen, edit mode. Instructions and a video tutorial are provided that show how this is done. You are able to type scores onto a scoreboard but the category values do not disappear when they are clicked on. This is a limitation of Google Slides. But, markers are provided alongside the category board that you can drag and drop over the category values after they have been used. The presentation has been coded to help you easily navigate from the category board to questions and answers without scrolling.
Check out the preview video at the top of the page to preview how this Jeopardy-style game works in PowerPoint and Google Slides!
What science standards are covered?
This Ecosystems Activity is specifically created to align with the 2018 Virginia Science SOL 4.3 although the questions closely align with most science standards related to ecosystems, food chains and food webs, and classifying animals.
Don’t miss out!
This Ecosystems Activity is a fun, no-prep way to review science skills! It is the perfect activity to use at the end of a unit and/or before state testing.
More Jeopardy-style science games…
This review game is included in my 4th Grade Science Jeopardy Bundle. The bundle includes 8 games that are aligned to specific Virginia science SOLs and 3 games that provide a cumulative review of all 4th grade science SOLs (11 games total).
MORE SCIENCE RESOURCES:
- Ecosystems Unit
- Ecosystems Task Cards
- Ecosystems Escape Room
- 4th Grade Science Lessons Bundle
- 4th Grade Science Task Cards Bundle
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