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