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
Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.
Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.