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  • GSO

  • SEV1






  • Distinguish between abiotic and biotic factors in an ecosystem and describe how matter and energy move between these.

  • SEV2

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding that the Earth is one interconnected system.

  • Describe how the abiotic components (water, air, and energy) affect the biosphere.

  • Characterize the components that define a Biome.

  • Abiotic to include precipitation, temperature and soils.Biotic plant and animal adaptations that create success in that biome.

  • SEV4

  • Students will understand and describe availability, allocation and conservation of energy and other resources

  • Differentiate between renewable and nonrenewable resources including how different resources are produced, rates of use, renewal rates, and limitations of sources.

  • Distinguish between natural and produced resources.

  • Essential Questions:

  • Can humans truly improve upon an ecosystem by tinkering with biotic or abiotic components within an ecosystem?

  • Which are more important in an ecosystem--biotic or abiotic components?

  • ****Investigate the flow of energy and cycling of matter within an ecosystem and relate these phenomena to human society.

    *Interpret biogeochemical cycles such asHydrologic cycle*Nitrogen cycle*Phosphorus cycle*Oxygen cycle*Carbon cycle*Relate energy changes to food chains, food webs, and to trophic levels in a generalized ecosystemrecognizing that entropy is a primary factor in the loss of usable food energy during movement up the trophic levels.

    *Relate food production and quality of nutrition to population growth and the trophic levels.

    *Relate the cycling of matter and the flow of energy to the Laws of Conservation of matter and energy. Identify the role and importance of decomposers in the recycling process.**************Everything in nature is necessary.

    *Were all in this togethereverything in nature is connected.*What we do to nature, we do to ourselves.*********

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