Interdependent Relationships

Understanding Life's Ecosystems

HS-LS2-1: Use mathematical and/or computational representation to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems of different scales.

HS-LS2-7:  Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.

HS-LS2-2: Use mathematical representation to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.

HS-LS2-8: Evaluate the evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species’ chances to survive and reproduce.

HS-LS2-6: Evaluate the claims, evidence and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.

HS-LS4-6: Create and revise a simulation to test a solution to mitigate adverse impacts of human activity on biodiversity.

HS-LS2-6: Evaluate the claims, evidence and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.

HS-LS4-6: Create and revise a simulation to test a solution to mitigate adverse impacts of human activity on biodiversity.

Lesson 1: 

The Biome Project

October 22- Nov. 08

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Lesson 2: 

October 24-25

Ecological Pyramids

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Amoeba Sisters: Food Webs & Pyramids

Crash Course: Ecology

Lesson 3: 

October 26-29

Symbiotic Relationships

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Crash Course: Ecological Succession

Untamed Science: Relationships

Amoeba Sisters: Ecological Succession

Lesson 4: 

Population Growth

October 30-31

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Crash Course: Population Ecology

Crash Course: Human Impacts

Crash Course: Conservation & Preservation

Lesson 4: 

Population Dispersion

November 01-02

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