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Biology Unit 8 - ECOLOGY - Online Text [USE THIS READING]

Day &
Date

Due Today

Chapter 14 Population Ecology 580 - 615 & Chapter 15 Ecosystems and Communities 616 - 655

In Class

Life or Death Food Chain


Decision
Introduction to Ecology
Biotic/Abiotic Sort
Microcosm intro (part 1)

DAY 1

4/15
W

DAY 2

DAY 3
4/22
W

DAY 4

4/24
F

DAY 5
4/27
M

Screencast 1 & Outline part 1 What is ecology?


Screencast 2 & Outline part 2 Ecosystems
Quiz 1 PART 1 & 2

Quiz 1 - What is Ecology? &


What are Ecosystems.

Review Quiz 1
What are Healthy
Ecosystems?
Bean activity
Critical Thinking Issue
Where to eat?
Follow up life or death
Succession activity

Screencast 3 & Outline part 5 Energy and Chemicals Flow


Within Ecosystems

Quiz 2 - Energy and Chemical


Flow Within ecosystems
[must be done before class on
this day]

Review Quiz 2
Biogeochemical activity
Microcosm design (part 2)

Screencast 4 & Outline part 3 Succession


Screencast 5 & Outline part 4 Biogeochemical cycles
Quiz 3 PART 3 & 4

Quiz 3 - Succession and


Biogeochemical cycles
Ecology terms
Model microcosm part 2
(stamp)
[must be done before class on
this day]

Review Quiz 3
Coevolution
Predation Produces
Adaptations
Mystery Of The Toxic Newt

Model microcosm part 1


(stamp)

4/20
M

Homework Assigned

[must be done before class on


this day]

Mystery of the Newt Argument


[must be done before class on
this day]

Competitive Exclusion virtual


lab
Microcosm Build Day

Quiz 2 PART 5

Finish argument

Screencast 6 & Outline part 7 Species Interactions


Quiz 4 PART 7

Learning Target

1. Use an example that illustrates the effects of


interdependence between organisms and their
environment.
2. I can list the five levels of organization by which ecology
can be studied.
3. I can compare and contrast biotic and abiotic factors and
list two examples of each.
4. I can explain an organisms niche, and distinguish it from
its habitat.

5. I can define what makes up an ecosystem


6. I can describe how energy flows through an ecosystem
7. I can identify and summarize the role that each of the
following plays in an ecosystem:
producers
consumers
decomposers
food chain/ food webs
trophic levels
8. I can distinguish between primary and secondary
succession and give an example of each.
9. I can describe each of the three important chemical
cycles in an ecosystem and apply them to my own
microcosm

10.I can outline the characteristic adaptations of predators


and prey

11.I understand the role of competition within a niche


12.I can outline the characteristic adaptations of predators
and prey

Confidenc
e

Biology Unit 8 - ECOLOGY - Online Text [USE THIS READING]


DAY 6

Quiz 4 - Species Interactions


Competitive exclusion virtual
lab

4/29
W

[must be done before class on


this day]

Chapter 14 Population Ecology 580 - 615 & Chapter 15 Ecosystems and Communities 616 - 655

Review Quiz 4
Ecological relationships
(symbiosis)
Keystone Species Case Study
- Sea Otters
Human cause ecosystem
disturbances

Sealing ecosystems next time


be ready!!

13.I can explain alternative relationships in an ecosystem


such as parasitism, mutualism, and commensalism

Screencast 7 & Outline part 8 Ecosystem disturbances [extra


handout]

14.I can identify keystone species and the specific manners


of change within a community over time

Quiz 5 - Ecosystem
disturbances

DAY 7

Quiz 5 - Ecosystem
disturbances
[must be done before class on
this day]

5/4
M

Review Quiz 5
Population Dynamics (age
pyramids)
Population Growth (Nat Geo
Clip)
Population Growth Curves
Carrying Capacity

Study for Exam

Seal ecosystems
Journal 1
Review for exam

DAY 8
5/6
W

Journal Day-2
Ecology Unit Exam

Relax!

15.I can identify and explain the important factors that impact `
population growth, reproduction, and survival
16.I understand the information provided in an age pyramid
17. I can describe the current state of human population
growth
18. I can compare and contrast exponential model and the
logistic model of population growth and their relationship
to carrying capacity