Type:

E-book, Lesson Plan

Description:

Students will learn that some organisms require specific conditions for survival and that living things are adapted to their environments. The abiotic environmental features affect the diversity and fitness of living things in an ecosystem.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Biology
  • Science > Ecology
  • Science > General Science
  • Science > Life Sciences

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

nortel learnit nortellearnit science ecology abiotic ecosystem ecosystems

Language:

English

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License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
Update Standards?

SCI.6.2.A: Science

plan and implement comparative and descriptive investigations by making observations, asking well-defined questions, and using appropriate equipment and technology;

SCI.6.4.A: Science

use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information, including journals/notebooks, beakers, Petri dishes, meter sticks, graduated cylinders, hot plates, test tubes, triple beam balances, microscopes, thermometers, calculators, computers, timing devices, and other equipment as needed to teach the curriculum; and

SCI.6.12.E: Science

describe biotic and abiotic parts of an ecosystem in which organisms interact; and

SCI.6.12.F: Science

diagram the levels of organization within an ecosystem, including organism, population, community, and ecosystem.

SCI.7.2.A: Science

plan and implement comparative and descriptive investigations by making observations, asking well-defined questions, and using appropriate equipment and technology;

SCI.7.4.A: Science

use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information, including life science models, hand lens, stereoscopes, microscopes, beakers, Petri dishes, microscope slides, graduated cylinders, test tubes, meter sticks, metric rulers, metric tape measures, timing devices, hot plates, balances, thermometers, calculators, water test kits, computers, temperature and pH probes, collecting nets, insect traps, globes, digital cameras, journals/notebooks, and other equipment as needed to teach the curriculum; and

SCI.7.8.C: Science

model the effects of human activity on groundwater and surface water in a watershed.

SCI.8.4.A: Science

use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information, including lab journals/notebooks, beakers, meter sticks, graduated cylinders, anemometers, psychrometers, hot plates, test tubes, spring scales, balances, microscopes, thermometers, calculators, computers, spectroscopes, timing devices, and other equipment as needed to teach the curriculum; and

SCI.8.11.B: Science

investigate how organisms and populations in an ecosystem depend on and may compete for biotic and abiotic factors such as quantity of light, water, range of temperatures, or soil composition;
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