MS-LS2-1: Effects of Resource Availability

Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on cause and effect relationships between resources and growth of individual organisms and the numbers of organisms in ecosystems during periods of abundant and scarce resources.

Assessment Boundary: none


Crosscutting Concepts
Cause and Effect



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Vocabulary

Resource availability (e.g. food, water, oxygen)
Organism growth
Populations (e.g., sizes, reproduction rates, growth information)
Ecosystem
Cause and Effect

Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem. (Cause and Effect)


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