This unit allows the student to take on the role of an ecologist. As a result of the activities contained within this unit the student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the interactions that occur in both the terrestrial biomes and the aquatic ecosystems found on earth. Additionally, the student will be able to demonstrate the impact humans have had on each of these biomes.
S7L4 Students will examine the dependence of organisms on one another and their environments.
c. Recognize that changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of both individuals and entire species.
d. Categorize relationships between organisms that are competitive or mutually beneficial.
e. Describe the characteristics of Earth’s major terrestrial biomes (i.e., tropical rain forest, savanna, temperate, desert, taiga, tundra, and mountain) and aquatic communities (i.e., freshwater, estuaries, and marine).