Students analyze and interpret data to create graphs, identify causal relationships, and make predictions about the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations in this NGSS-aligned three dimensional assessment designed to evaluate MS-LS2-1.
Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem
5E Model Phase:
Students will analyze data to determine how resource availability affects populations of organisms.
I can identify patterns to draw conclusions and make predictions about the effects of resource availability on snowy owl populations.
Science and Engineering Practices:
Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Patterns; Stability and Change
This resource is part of a larger instructional sequence: Interactions In Ecosystems
✻ Details Teacher Instructions
✻ Data Cards For Students To Analyze (Snowy Owl Nests, Snowy Owl Clutch Size, Lemmings Trapped)
✻ Blank Graph
✻ Graph Analysis Worksheet (Aligned to the NGSS Evidence Statements)
✻ Answer Keys & Holistic Rubric
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Project Based Learning: Invasive Species Project
Project Based Learning: Biome In A Box (NGSS MS-LS2.A)
Biomes -- 5E Unit Plan (NGSS MS-LS2-1)
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Activity Pack: Population Sampling Activity
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