Ecology

Ecology NGSS Curriculum Bundle

  • HS-LS2-1 Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.
  • HS-LS2-3 Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for the cycling of matter and flow of energy in aerobic and anaerobic conditions.
  • HS-LS2-4 Use mathematical representations to support claims for the cycling of matter and flow of energy among organisms in an ecosystem
  • HS-LS2-5. Develop a model to illustrate the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of carbon among the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.
  • 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-LS2-7 Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.*
  • HS-LS2-8 Evaluate the evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species’ chances to survive and reproduce.

Good Examples of NGSS Storyline Driven Units

Inquiry Hub Biology by Inquiry Science

Ecology Disrupted by the American Museum of Natural History

New Visions Science Storyline Units

Patterns Science – Portland STEM Collaborative

General Resources

Alaska Ecology Resources

Populations

Ecology Media

Alaska Data

Citizen Science in Alaska

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