This sequence of activities using real-world data to explain the importance of coral reefs and the relationship of coral reef health to the surrounding environment. Unit includes five activities.
Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.
Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.