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


Eastern Oyster Education


Symbiosis With A Backbone


The American Chestnut: From Dominance to Destruction


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