HS-LS2-2: Biodiversity and Populations in Ecosystems

Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales. (Scale, Proportion, and Quantity)

Clarification Statement: Examples of mathematical representations include finding the average, determining trends, and using graphical comparisons of multiple sets of data.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to provided data.




Assessments

The following assessments were created by science teachers hoping to better understand the NGSS. In most cases teachers went from standard to assessment in around an hour.  These are drafts and should be used accordingly. Feel free to improve these assessments or contribute to the collection. Learn more about assessment design here.


Phenomena

 

Anchor Charts


Video


Vocabulary

Ecosystems
Populations
Biodiversity
Interactions
Factors
 - Non-living (e.g. climate, light, space)
 - Living (e.g. competition, resources)
Scale, Proportion, and Quantity


Learning Plans


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