HS-LS2-1: Carrying Capacity of Ecosystems

Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on quantitative analysis and comparison of the relationships among interdependent factors including boundaries, resources, climate, and competition. Examples of mathematical comparisons could include graphs, charts, histograms, and population changes gathered from simulations or historical data sets.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include deriving mathematical equations to make comparisons.




Assessments


Phenomena

 

Anchor Charts


Video


Vocabulary

Ecosystems
Carrying capacity
Populations
Organisms
Interdependent limiting factors
 - Boundary (i.e. space)
 - Resources
 - Climate
 - Competition
 - Predation
 - Disease
Scale, Proportion, and Quantity

Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales. (Scale, Proportion, and Quantity)


Learning Plans


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