• Energy Flow through Ecosystems

MICRO – Energy Flow through Ecosystems


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Upload this self-grading, supplemental microlearning package to your LMS or VLE for students to learn anytime, anywhere. The Energy Flow through Ecosystems Micro will save you time and preparation work.

This self-contained Micro includes a lesson, interactive glossary flip cards, thought-provoking questions, interactive web links, and a knowledge check quiz. It gives you unlimited options so that you can choose how you want to use it, whether you decide to include it as part of other teaching or let it stand on its own.

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Micros are ideal for anytime, anywhere learning so that students can complete it in their own time and at their own pace. The Micro reports the Knowledge Check Quiz score to your LMS or VLE so that you can see how well your students understood the material.

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Part 2 of 3: Ecosystems

Level: High school, Advanced Placement and college; science and general studies

Product Type: Micro
File Type: SCORM Package (.zip)
File Size: 2.1 MB
License: Perpetual. 1 instructor, 1 course, unlimited students. Reuse year after year. Free updates for 1 year.


  • Easy, one-click upload to your LMS
  • Automatic Grading and Reporting to your LMS gradebook
  • Knowledge Check Quiz (5 questions)
  • Instant Quiz Feedback to Students
  • Randomized Questions and Answers
  • Students see their progress and must complete each part in order
  • Looks great on every computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone
  • Interactive Glossary Flip Cards
  • Free Updates and Product Support

This lesson is part of the Ecosystems Macro, which makes up the Biology course. All content is rigorously peer-reviewed by educators. This lesson contains the following:

  • Introduction to Ecosystems
  • Introduction to Energy Flow through Ecosystems
  • Productivity within Trophic Levels
  • Ecological Efficiency
  • Modeling Ecosystems Energy Flow: Ecological Pyramids
  • Consequences of Food Webs
  • Summary
  • Knowledge Check

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

  • Describe how organisms acquire energy in a food web and in associated food chains
  • Explain how the efficiency of energy transfers between trophic levels affects ecosystem structure and dynamics
  • Discuss trophic levels and how ecological pyramids are used to model them


Our packages are published as SCORM .zip files and most Learning Management Systems (LMS) will accept these types of packages, however ensure that your LMS accepts SCORM packages before purchasing this product.

Due to the wide variety of Learning Management Systems and computer and mobile devices in use, occasionally a wireless connection may be dropped and communication to the LMS interrupted. Therefore, it is not recommended to use this product for any high-stakes summative assessment.

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