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This product provides supplemental resources that address concepts for Next Generation Science Standard MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems - Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics: Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
Included are 7 posters, along with a bulletin board heading, on 7 causes for the decline in wildlife populations in ecosystems. There are two graphing assignments based on data. There are 2-3 assignments asking students to write a scientific argument (as per the standard). There are several helps/aides to help direct students in this task, including a handout on the main components of a scientific argument compositions, graphic organizers, and a scoring rubric (with a sample).
Table of Contents:
Declining Wildlife Populations Student Goal Poster
Declining Wildlife Populations Information/Content Sheet
Declining Wildlife Populations Graphing Activity
Declining Wildlife Populations Blank Pie Graphs Form
WHY Wildlife Populations Are Declining Chart and Activity
WHY Pie Graph Blank Form
7 Posters on 7 Causes for the Decline of Animal Wildlife Populations:
Habitat Loss and Degradation
Title Banner to Be Used if Posters Used on Bulletin Board
How to Write a Scientific Argument Composition – To the Teacher
How to Write a Scientific Argument Composition: Main Parts of Your Composition
Constructing a Scientific Argument Assignment Based on Chart/Graph
Researching and Reporting Assignment: Two Options
Writing a Scientific Argument Aides:
Topic and Introduction Rough Draft
Main Points (3 Forms): Box Form, Graphic Organizer Form, Outline Form
The Final Product
Scoring Rubric for Scientific Argument Composition and Sample Rubric
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