Ecology Disrupted

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Summary:Using real scientific data to link daily life to environmental issues and ecological functions in secondary school science classrooms. These case studies engage in real scientific research that has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Through these case study units, students will connect daily life activities to disruption of ecological function, analyze authentic scientific data, and learn about real scientists and their stories.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.E; ESS3.C; LS2.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS3-1; MS-ESS3-3; MS-ESS3-4; MS-LS2-4; MS-LS2-5
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; activities; ecology; environment; high school; lesson; middle school
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