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Unit 2

Unit 2: Energy Flow and Nutrient Cycle

Unit Standards:

  • S7CS2, S7CS3, S7CS5, S7CS6, S7CS9, S7CS10
  • S7L4.a, S7L4.b, S7L4.c, S7L4.d, S7L4.e

Chapter 2-Living Things

Section 2: Classifying Organisms

Objectives:

  1. Explain why biologists classify organisms.
  2. Relate the levels of classification to the relationships btween organisms.
  3. List characteristics used to classify orgnaisms into groups, including domains and kingdoms.

Vocabulary

Chapter 21- Ecosystems and Biomes

Section 1: Energy Flow in Ecosystems

Objectives:

  1. Name and describe the energy roles that organisms play in an ecosystem.
  2. Explain how energy moves through an ecosystem.
  3. Describe how much energy is available at each level of an energy pyramid.

Vocabulary

Section 2: Cycles Of Matter

Objectives:

  1. Name and describe the processes involved in the water cycle.
  2. Explain how carbon and oxygen are recycled in ecosystems.
  3. Define and describe the nitrogen cycle.

Vocabulary

Section 4: Biomes and Aquatic Ecosystems

Objectives:

  1. Name the six major biomes found on Earth.
  2. Name and describe the factors that determine the type of biome found in an area.
  3. Name and describe the two major types of aquatic ecosystems.

Vocabulary

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