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Ecosystem Graphs – Data Analysis Practice for Middle School Science

Analyzing ecosystem graphs

You will love these graphs, charts, and data sets on ecosystems.  Students will think about resource availability and answer questions requiring them to look back at the graph or diagram and study it.  These ecosystem graph worksheets are no-prep! Ready to print and use or use the Google Slide Pages included! 

Is your middle school science class analyzing ecosystem graphs?

Use this resource to help your class and save yourself lots of time and effort! It will address the standard on resource availability in an ecosystem, MS LS2-1. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

Do your students need practice with analyzing ecosystem graphs? These science graph worksheets include data analysis on resource availability in ecosystems. Students will use critical thinking to answer the questions. Great for Science TEST Prep! This set includes 20 pages of science graphs and diagrams with questions. You will get a printable PDF with a link to Google Slides. Great for CAST and STAR Test Prep.


This Ecosystem Graph Practice Unit Includes:

•20 printable pages of charts and diagrams with questions in Google and Printable PDF

•Answer Keys

•Three simplified graphs and questions for differentiation

resource availability in ecosystems

This is a collection of 20 graph worksheets to give your middle school science class lots of practice in data analysis. Don’t waste your valuable time creating your own worksheets—I’ve done the work for you!

•No prep pages (printable and Google Slides)

•Addresses the standard on Resource Availability and Data LS2-1

•Great practice for Testing

A wide variety of ecosystem graphs are addressed in the worksheets:

      • Drought and Elk Population

      • Population of Owls and Mice in a Field

      • Predator-Prey Graph

      • Population Growth Curve Graph

      • Wolves and Moose Population

      • Seasonal Population of Deer

      • The Effect of Invasive Species on Native Species

      • Growth Rate of Population

      • Survival Rate of Hares

      • Biodiversity in Different Biomes

      • pH Levels and Survival Rate

      • Evaluating a Graph

      • Number of Species in an Ecosystem

      • Average Yearly Precipitation

      • Distribution of Organisms

      • Energy Pyramid

      • Food Web

      • Biodiversity of a Pond

      • Weight of Freshwater Fish

      • Consumption of Grass (Resource Availability)

    analyzing ecosystem graphs for resource availability

    Your download includes 20 different pages – these are GREAT for test prep and data analysis practice.

    Your download also includes a digital version of these worksheets via Google Slides. Scroll to the second page of the resource, click the link to Google Slides, and the digital worksheets will be copied to your Google Drive.

    This is a tricky standard!  Students need to be able to look at a graph or data set and analyze it to answer questions. This is very similar to what students are expected to do on state testing. Do you need help addressing this standard?

    NGSS MS LS2-1

    Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

    ecosystem resource availability analyzing graphs

    WOW! This is exactly what I have been looking for to give my students practice reading and understanding the information in science graphs. Perfect!

    Mary H.

    I have been looking for something to address resource availability. This is perfect. Students use real SEP skills to analyze data about ecosystems and resources.

    Karen S.

    I am a big fan of this graph analysis worksheet. They are so easy to use in both print and online and really have my students thinking deeply! Graphs are hard, and this is a much-needed skill practice.

    Jessica N.

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