Biology Chapter 3 – What is Ecology? Big Idea: Organisms and their environments are interconnected. Changes in one part of the system will affect other parts of the system. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday 1 CH 3 Vocab Activity: Build a Word Wall 6 7 Labor Day – No School 13 14 Presentation: Food Web Project 20 21 Nutrient Cycle: Nitrogen Phosphorous 27 Thursday 22 Ecological Relationships: Prey & Preditor 4 5 10 11 Food Webs & Chains Trophic Levels 12 17 18 19 25 Ecological Relationships: Symbiotic 26 Fall Assembly Characteristics Gallery Walk Same as Wed Nutrient Cycle Intro: Water & Carbon Same as Wed 23 Lab: Hare & Lynx Saturday 3 Same as Wed 16 Estimating Population Size Lab 2015 Friday 2 Characteristics of Living Things PPT & Activity 8 9 Levels of Organization Energy Flow – in a Ecosystem Producers & Consumers -Ecological Methods Food Webs/Chains 15 Ecological Pyramids September 24 Same as Wed 28 29 30 Competition Lab Finish Symbiotic & Same as Wed Habitat and Niche 2. Identify the levels of organization that ecologists OBJECTIVES Students will: study. 1. Define the following: 3. Describe the methods used to study ecology. Ecology, Biosphere, Species, Population, Community, 4. Identify the source of energy for life processes. Ecosystem, Biome, Autotroph, Producer, 5. Trace the flow of energy through living systems. Photosynthesis, Chemosynthesis, Heterotroph, 6. Evaluate the efficiency of energy transfer among Consumer, Herbivore, Carnivore, Omnivore, organisms in an ecosystem. Detrivore, Decomposer, Food Chain, Food Web, 7. Describe how matter cycles among the living and Trophic Level, Ecological Pyramid, Biomass, nonliving parts of an ecosystem. Biogeochemical Cycle, Evaporation, Transpiration 8. Explain why nutrients are important in living Nutrient, Nitrogen Fixation, Denitrification, Primary systems. Productivity, Limiting Nutrient, and Algal Bloom. 9. Describe how the availability of nutrients affects the productivity of ecosystems. Easter Island Article and Questions Human Interactions in Ecology Essential Questions: How can change in one part of an ecosystem affect change in other parts of the ecosystem? Standards: NM I.I.III.2 NM II.II.I.3. NM II.II.I.6. NM II.III.II.9. NM III.I.I.3. NM III.I.I.9. NM II.II.I.1. NM II.II.I.4. NM II.III.II.6. NM II.III.II.11. NM III.I.I.4. NM III.I.I.12. NM II.II.I.2. NM II.II.I.5. NM II.III.II.8. NM II.III.II.12. NM III.I.I.7. NM III.I.I.13.