Science and Technology/Engineering
Additional Ideas for Developing Investigations and Learning Experiences and Suggested Extensions to Learning in Technology/Engineering are in Appendix III.
Broad Concept: Ecology is the interaction between living organisms and their environment.
|6.1 ||Explain how biotic and abiotic factors cycle in an ecosystem (water, carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen).*|
|6.2 ||Use a food web to identify and distinguish producers, consumers, and decomposers, and explain the transfer of energy through trophic levels.*|
|6.3 ||Identify the factors in an ecosystem that influence fluctuations in population size.|
|6.4 ||Analyze changes in an ecosystem resulting from natural causes, changes in climate, human activity, or introduction of non-native species.|
|6.5 ||Explain how symbiotic behavior produces interactions within ecosystems.|
Boldface type indicates core standards for full-year courses. An asterisk (*) indicates core standards for integrated courses.