Biotic vs. Abiotic Factors in a Pond Ecosystem
10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade
Describe the relationships between biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem.
- Compare and contrast different biomes and their characteristics
- Describe symbiotic and predator/prey relationships
Examine the effects of limiting factors on population dynamics.
- Analyze possible causes of population fluctuations.
- Explain the concept of carrying capacity in an ecosystem.
- Describe how organisms become classified as threatened or endangered.
- Describe how limiting factors cause organisms to become extinct.
Evaluate the efficiency of energy flow within a food web.
Describe how energy is converted from one form to another as it moves through a food web (photosynthetic, geothermal).
Analyze the significance of biological diversity in an ecosystem.
- Explain how species adapt to limiting factors in an ecosystem.
- Analyze the differences between natural causes and human causes of extinction.
- Research wildlife management laws and their effects on biodiversity.
- How do biotic and abiotic factors differ?
- What is the relationship between abiotic and biotic factors in a given ecosystem?
- Differentiate between abiotic and biotic factors
- Describe interrelationships among biotic and abiotic factors
- Apply the concept of limiting factor to population dynamics in an ecosystem