Standard 7.1

Organisms exhibit complex properties due to interactions between their constituent parts.

Performance indicators:

a. Evaluate scientific questions concerning organisms that exhibit complex properties due to the interaction of their constituent parts. [SP 3.3]
b. Predict the effects of a change in a component of a biological system on the functionality of an organism. [SP 6.4]
c. Refine representations and models to illustrate complexity due to interactions of the constituent parts.[SP 1.3]

Activities:

"Physiology Challenges"

Animal physiology challenge created by Kim Foglia.


Standard 7.2

Organisms respond to changes in their external environments.

Performance indicators:

a. Justify the selection of the kind of data needed to answer scientific questions about the relevant mechanism that organisms use to respond to changes in their external environment. [SP 4.1]

Activities:

none currently


Standard 7.3

Interactions among living systems and with their environment result in the movement of matter and energy.

Performance indicators:

a. Apply mathematical routines to quantities that describe interactions among living systems and their environment, which result in the movement of matter and energy. [SP 2.2]
b. Use visual representations to analyze situations or solve problems qualitatively to illustrate how interactions among living systems and with their environment result in the movement of matter and energy. [SP 1.4]
c. Predict the effects of a change of matter or energy availability on communities.[SP 6.4]

Activities:

"Dust Bowl Food Chain" Argumentation Activity

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Standard 7.4

All biological systems from cells and organisms to populations, communities and ecosystems are affected by complex biotic and abiotic interactions involving exchange of matter and free energy.

Performance indicators:

a. Refine scientific models and questions about the effect of complex biotic and abiotic interactions on all biological systems, from cells and organisms to populations, communities and ecosystems. [SP 1.3, 3.2]
b. Design a plan for collecting data to show that all biological systems (cells, organisms, populations, communities and ecosystems) are affected by complex biotic and abiotic interactions. [SP 4.2, 7.2]
c. Analyze data to identify possible patterns and relationships between a biotic or abiotic factor and a biological system (cells, organisms, populations, communities or ecosystems). [SP 5.1]

Activities:

Eutrophication POGIL

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Standard 7.5

The level of variation in a population affects population dynamics.

Performance indicators:

a. Use evidence to justify a claim that a variety of phenotypic responses to a single environmental factor can result from different genotypes within the population. [SP 6.1]
b. Use theories and models to make scientific claims and/or predictions about the effects of variation within populations on survival and fitness. [SP 6.4]

Activities:

none currently


Standard 7.6

Interactions between and within populations influence patterns of species distribution and abundance.

Performance indicators:

a. Use data analysis to refine observations and measurements regarding the effect of population interactions on patterns of species distribution and abundance. [SP 5.2]

Activities:

none currently


Standard 7.7

Communities are composed of populations of organisms that interact in complex ways.

Performance indicators:

a. Justify the selection of the kind of data needed to answer scientific questions about the interaction of populations within communities. [SP 1.4, 4.1]
b. Apply mathematical routines to quantities that describe communities composed of populations of organisms that interact in complex ways. [SP 2.2]
c. Predict the effects of a change in the community’s populations on the community. [SP 6.4]

Activities:

Population Math

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Standard 7.8

The diversity of species within an ecosystem may influence the stability of the ecosystem.

Performance indicators:

a. Make scientific claims and predictions about how species diversity within an ecosystem influences ecosystem stability. [SP 6.4]

Activities:

none currently


Standard 7.9

Distribution of local and global ecosystems changes over time.

Performance indicators:

a. Explain how the distribution of ecosystems changes over time by identifying large-scale events that have resulted in these changes in the past. [SP 6.3]
b. Predict consequences of human actions on both local and global ecosystems. [SP 6.4]

Activities:

Climate Change POGIL

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