Revision & Assessment Tips

Ecology - 10SCIE

Finn LeSueur


1. Ensure your notes are complete

  • Go through each set of slides
  • Read them thoroughly and add any missing notes to your exercise book
  • Do not re-write your notes

2. Read through your notes

  • After ensuring your notes are complete, read through them slowly.
  • If you don’t understand what something means, take a bright coloured pen and indicate this next to the note.
  • This should be a slow process and not something you do in 5 minutes.
  • At the end, seek clarification from your teacher about the points you highlighted!

3. Create a single sided A4 summary notes sheet

  • Can be a mind-map, or more organised boxes
  • Include diagrams
  • Fit it all onto one page

4. Check your understanding of the learning outcomes

  • In your exercise book, write each learning outcome and then use your notes to write a paragraph explaining the whāinga ako
  • If you don’t understand something, ask your teacher!

5. Complete incomplete worksheets/re-do questions

6. Work through revision worksheets

7. Complete assigned Education Perfect work

8. Can you answer all the questions on Kahoot/Quizlet/Quizizz?

Ecology Hints

  1. Food chains & webs: discuss the flow-on effects, and how it can affect multiple trophic levels
  2. Adaptations: why do they exist? (two reasons)
  3. Trophic levels: organisms compete for different resources depending where they are on the food chain (water/food/sunlight/space etc.)
  4. Graphs & tables: read them very carefully and interpret them

Ecology Vocabulary

Check out the vocabulary slides for spelling/flashcard exercises and definitions!

9. Stuck?

Ask your teacher!