SB4. Students will assess the dependence of all organisms on one another and the flow of energy and matter within their ecosystems.
a. Investigate the relationships among organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems, and biomes.
b. Explain the flow of matter and energy through ecosystems by
- Arranging components of a food chain according to energy flow.
- Comparing the quantity of energy in the steps of an energy pyramid.
- Explaining the need for cycling of major nutrients (C, O, H, N, P).
c. Relate environmental conditions to successional changes in ecosystems.
d. Assess and explain human activities that influence and modify the environment such as global warming, population growth, pesticide use, and water and power consumption.
e. Relate plant adaptations, including tropisms, to the ability to survive stressful environmental conditions.
f. Relate animal adaptations, including behaviors, to the ability to survive stressful environmental conditions.
Intro to Ecology: 02/07/2017