High School (SCI) Life Science Standards
[LS2] Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
SCI-HS.LS2.06 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.
Clarification Statement: Examples of changes in ecosystem conditions could include modest biological or physical changes, such as
moderate hunting or a seasonal flood; and extreme changes, such as volcanic eruption or sea level rise, that
occur at different rates Disciplinary Core Ideas 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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