7th Grade (SCI) Life Science Standards [LS2] Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
SCI-MS.LS2.01 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource
availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on cause and effect relationships between resources and growth of individual organisms and
the numbers of organisms in ecosystems during periods of abundant and scarce resources. Disciplinary Core Ideas LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in
Organisms, and populations of organisms, are
dependent on their environmental
interactions both with other living things and
with nonliving factors. In any ecosystem,
organisms and populations with similar
requirements for food, water, oxygen, or
other resources may compete with each other
for limited resources, access to which
consequently constrains their growth and
reproduction. Growth of organisms and
population increases are limited by access to
Student Learning Targets:
Skills (Performance) Targets
The Student can ...
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
“The Standard.” ... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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