Exploring Ecosystems and Human Impacts through Pacific Ocean Fisheries

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This is a collection of lessons produced for the NOAA Teacher @ Sea Program. The unit can be reached by visiting the following website: https://sites.google.com/lafayetteschools.org/damidon-teacher-at-sea/home

Performance Expectations

MS-LS2-1   Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

MS-LS2-2   Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.

MS-LS2-3   Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.

MS-LS2-4   Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.

MS-ESS3-3   Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

MS-ESS3-4   Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.

MS-LS2-5   Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.