Theme 2: Interaction with the Environment
Keywords: biotic factors, abiotic factors, population, exponential growth, carrying capacity, logistic growth, limiting factors, immigration, emigration, birth, death, competition, predator adaptations, prey adaptations, symbiosis, mutualism, parasitism, commensalism, food chains, food web
- What factors cause population changes?
- How has human population changed in the past 350 years?
- What determines the types of plants and animals in a region?
- What are some ways that different species interact with each other?
- How are human activities affecting our planet?
- 50 Late Summer Observations- focus on ways organisms interact with their environment
- Grasshopper Mark-Recapture Lab Worksheet
- Deer Population Graphing Activity
- Human Population Growth Graphing Activity
- Ecosystem Evaluation Activity
- Symbiosis Worksheet
- Human Impact on the Biosphere Project– (power production, livestock operations, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, landfills, irrigation, suburbanization, commercial fishing, CO2 level changes over time, etc.) Must use Research Information Sheet as a Works Cited page.
- Monarch Watch
- Global Warming
Further Research: population density, population dispersion, survivorship curves (K and r selection), infant mortality, ecological footprint, keystone species, ecological succession