Humans depend upon Earth’s nutrient and energy cycles.  We harness Earth’s energy to power our televisions, radios, streetlights, automobiles, airplanes – and everything else in our homes and cities.  Your cotton T-shirt and this paper page came from plants that depend on Earth’s nutrient (cycles.  The water you drink comes from water sources replenished by the hydrologic cycle.  We do not just use Earth’s cycles, we are a part of Earth’s cycles.  Everything we eat, drink, and use comes from Earth.  But the overuse of resources and the production of waste can cause disruptions in the energy and nutrient cycles on Earth.  (McDougal Littell)  Chapter 16

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Lectures and Notes:

Biology Syllabus
Syllabus and Behavior Contract
Safety Contract
Student Notes: Unit 6 (Chapter 16)   
PowerPoint Lecture: Unit 6  (Chapter 16)
Kahoot Review:
Quizlet:  Chapter 16 Defining Terms


Chapter 16 Defining Terms
Chapter 16 Concept Review

Labs and Classroom Activities:

Lab: Invasive Species Poster & Gallery Walk
Lab: Predation and Starvation

Textbook Resources:

Textbook Online Resourcesbiolog3[1]
Chapter 16 Review Game
Textbook Animated Biology


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NOAA: Endangered Species Act

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