High School Environmental Science / 9th and 10th Grade

Changing Communities and Populations

How do populations change over time and impact the ecosystems around them?

In this unit, students study the way populations and communities change. Their project is to research a local population or community that is shifting and develop a response plan to address the problem or opportunity.

Key content: carrying capacity, populations, communities, stability of ecosystems, mathematical representations, biodiversity

Read our standards summary for an overview of the course and its alignment to Common Core and/or Next Generation Science Standards.

"For me the rigor was the most valuable part of this work. The high engagement of the tasks and the connection to the real world gives you the tools you need to push kids farther than I've been able to in the past."

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