Online College Courses for Credit



As a specialized discipline within the field of Biology, Ecology studies the connections, impact and interaction between organisms. Characteristics such as Energy Pyramids, Producers and Consumers and Symbiotic Relationships comprise the backbone of this area of study. Learn to differentiate between organisms in Autotrophs vs. Heterotrophs and master the concept of how life forms and the environment interact and impact each other in Ecosystem. Explore the key elements required to identify placement in Energy Pyramids and establish hierarchy of consumption in Food Webs and Producers and Consumers. From the most granular concepts to the big picture, Ecology provides skills and insights to the environment and life forms within it.

Next Generation Science Standards-Aligned Tutorials and Pathways

We want to make it simple for you to begin integrating Next Generation Science-Aligned Lessons into your classroom. Our Science Pathways feature in-depth, relevant content that aligns to these new standards. As an added benefit, these Pathways use Sophia’s Many Ways To Learn, an innovative approach that features multiple instructors and teaching techniques to connect with all kinds of learning styles.

Pathways that Teach Ecology

Pathways are a sequence of tutorials that help you learn a whole subject area, one concept at a time. Choose from multiple teachers and teaching styles.
Ecology Pathway
Concepts: 11
Quiz Points: 165
NGSS Standard HS-LS2-4
Concepts: 1
Quiz Points: 15
NGSS Standard HS-LS4-4
Concepts: 3
Quiz Points: 45
NGSS Standard MS-LS2-1
Concepts: 3
Quiz Points: 45
NGSS Standard MS-LS2-3
Concepts: 2
Quiz Points: 30