Set Includes an EDITABLE Ecology Powerpoint and Student Notes Booklet (Microsoft Word Document)
These power points and booklets are a great start to building your biology units!
Guided Notes Student Booklet Includes:
- Learning Focused Lesson Plan Student Learning Map Cover of essential
questions (which correspond to the PowerPoint).
- Vocabulary list
- Guided Notes
- Learning Focused Lesson Plan Assessment Prompts (Check for Understanding
questions after each main topic).
- Concept Map and Practice Questions
- Grading Rubric and Teacher Comment Section.
NC BIOLOGY ESSENTIAL STANDARDS COVERED:
Deconstruct the carbon cycle as it relates to photosynthesis, cellular respiration, decomposition and climate change.
Summarize the nitrogen cycle (including the role of nitrogen fixing bacteria) and its importance to synthesis of proteins and DNA.
Identify factors that influence climate such as:
▪ greenhouse effect (relate to carbon cycle and human impact on atmospheric CO2)
▪ natural environmental processes (relate to volcanic eruption and other geological processes)
Explain the recycling of matter within ecosystems and the tendency toward a more disorganized state.
Analyze energy pyramids for direction and efficiency of energy transfer.
▪ Living systems require a continuous input of energy to maintain organization. The input of radiant energy which is converted to chemical energy allows organisms to carry out life processes.
▪ Within ecosystems energy flows from the radiant energy of the sun through producers and consumers as chemical energy that is ultimately transformed into heat energy. Continual refueling of radiant energy is required by ecosystems.
Generalizing that although some populations have the capacity for exponential growth, there are limited resources that create specific carrying capacities and population sizes are in a dynamic equilibrium with these factors. (e.g. food availability, climate, water, territory).
Interpret various types of population graphs – human population growth graphs indicating historical and potential changes, factors influencing birth rates and death rates, and effects of population size, density and resource use on the environment.
Explain how disease can disrupt ecosystem balance. (Examples: AIDS, influenza, tuberculosis, Dutch Elm Disease, Pfiesteria, etc.)
Summarize how humans modify ecosystems through population growth, technology, consumption of resources and production of waste.
Interpret data regarding the historical and predicted impact on ecosystems and global climate.
Explain factors that impact North Carolina ecosystems. (Examples: acid rain effects in mountains, beach erosion, urban development in the Piedmont leading to habitat destruction and water runoff, waste lagoons on hog farms, Kudzu as an invasive plant, etc.).
Explain the impact of humans on natural resources (e.g. resource depletion, deforestation, pesticide use and bioaccumulation )
Exemplify conservation methods and stewardship.