HS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems Lesson Plans

  • Class Activity

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    Carrying Capacity Activity
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    Activity
    Students will act out a how a population grows and reaches its carrying capacity.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Lab Experiment

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    Population Ecology Lab
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    Experiment
    Students participate in an activity that models a population of rabbits and how density-dependent factors affect a population size. Topics included are competition, predation, exponential growth, logistic growth, carry capacity, limiting factors, growth calculations and graphs.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Worksheet
    Organic Carbon Pools in Other in Ecosystems
    Student Handout
    Multimedia
    Lesson Plan
     
    Worksheet
    Students consider different ecosystems that have different amounts of organic carbon to begin to think about carrying capacity.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
     
    Published by CarbonTIME High School
  • Multimedia
    Key Features of Ecosystems
    Multimedia
    Teacher Notes
     
    Multimedia
    Students “zoom in” to a meadow ecosystem. We expect that most students will be able to identify the producers, herbivores, and carnivores, but they will be less likely to explain how the number of each is affected by the others.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
     
    Published by CarbonTIME High School
  • Worksheet

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    Expressing Ideas for Patterns in Ecosystems Worksheet
    Student Handout
    Multimedia
    Student Handout
    Teacher Notes
     
    Worksheet
    Teacher led worksheet and PowerPoint about ecosystems.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
     
    Published by Carbon TIME High School

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