ES20-AE1 Aquatic Systems and Biotic and Abiotic Factors Analyze the relationship between biotic and abiotic factors that provide criteria to determine the condition of aquatic systems Fully meeting expectations, with enriched understanding (EU) You can analyze and even assess the relationship between biotic and abiotic factors and use this understanding to determine the condition of aquatic systems. This may include: Proposing solutions to challenges an aquatic system may face Measuring increasingly complex biotic and abiotic factors and drawing strong conclusions about relationships in data Assessing increasingly complex aspects of biodiversity in aquatic ecosystems Determining the effectiveness of legislation and standards You show an in depth understanding of the complexity of aquatic systems and how the decisions humans make today impact tomorrow. Feedback: Fully meeting grade level expectations (FM) You can analyze the relationship between biotic and abiotic factors and use this understanding to determine the condition of aquatic systems. You show this by: Assessing the interdependence of biotic and abiotic factors in an aquatic ecosystem Measuring the diversity and quality of an aquatic ecosystem Analyzing the relationship between humans and aquatic ecosystems (including pollution and health) Analyzing standards and legislation relating to aquatic ecosystems You can independently support your ideas fully with relevant details and examples. Name __________________ Mostly meeting grade level expectations (MM) You can recognize biotic and abiotic factors in aquatic ecosystems but you are still working on making connections. Really explore the connections between biotic and abiotic factors Continue to practice measuring diversity and quality. Ensure you know how to use the tools Explore how pollution impacts aquatic ecosystems Explore health-related concerns Look at more than one standard for water quality and explore legislation relating to this topic Explore this topic further to gain confidence and deepen your understanding of this topic. Not yet meeting grade level expectations (NY) You are having trouble analyzing the relationship between biotic and abiotic factors in an aquatic system. Ensure you understand the difference between biotic and abiotic and how they are connected How do you use the tools and equipment for measuring? What are safety concerns? How are aquatic systems and humans connected? How can you look at connections and support your ideas fully?