High School (SCI) Life Science Standards
[LS2] Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
SCI-HS.LS2.02 Use evidence from mathematical representations to explain factors that affect population dynamics and biodiversity.
Clarification Statement: Examples of mathematical representations include finding the average, determining trends, and using
graphical comparisons of multiple sets of data. Disciplinary Core Ideas LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in
-Ecosystems have carrying capacities, which are
limits to the numbers of organisms and
populations they can support. These limits result
from such factors as the availability of living and
nonliving resources and from such challenges
such as predation, competition, and disease.
LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and
-Interactions within an ecosystem can keep its
organisms relatively constant under stable
conditions. A change in the ecosystem can create
a change in populations.
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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