Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): HS-LS2-6

Standards: Life Science, Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

Performance Expectations: Evaluate the claims, evidence and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.

NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas: 

LS2.C Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts: 

Stability and Change, Cause and Effect: Mechanisms and Explanation

NGSS Science & Engineering Practices: 

Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information