Interactions and Ecosystems

Unit Overview:

Ecosystems develop and are maintained by natural processes and are affected by human action. To foster an understanding of ecosystems, this unit develops student awareness of ecosystem components and interactions, as well as natural cycles and processes of change. Building on this knowledge, students investigate human impacts and engage in studies that involve environmental monitoring and research. By reflecting on their findings, students become aware of the intended and unintended consequences of human activity, and recognize the need for responsible decision making and action.

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FOCUSING QUESTIONS:

  1. How do humans activities affect ecosystems?
  2. What methods can we use to observe and monitor changes in ecosystems?
  3. How do we assess the impacts of our actions on an ecosystem?

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UNIT NOTES:
These notes are from EdQuest, a site for student information and resources for grade eight.  These are NOT my class notes, but they offer a great alternative with the same information.  To view the class notes, please visit the SECURED PAGE from the Science 7 menu at the top of this page.  You will need the password to view the secure page.

Section 1 – Relationships in an ecosystem
Section 2 – Energy flow and cycling matter in an ecosystem
Section 3 – Observing changes
Section 4 – Maintaining sustainable environments

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 IMAGES AND MEDIA:
Coming soon!
  1. Hi Mr. Tyslau! It’s Ronan, Did you post the Brochure template on your blog? If you did, could you please help me find it?

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