UNIT 5: RELATIONSHIPS IN ECOSYSTEMS

The ways in which a zebra interacts with its environment and other organisms are only a small part of the ecology of the African plains.  To understand what individuals, populations, and communities need to survive, ecologists study the interactions among species and between species and their environment.  Why does a zebra fit so well into the African savannah?  (McDougal and Littell)  Chapter 14

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Lectures and Notes:

Biology Syllabus
Syllabus and Behavior Contract
Safety Contract
Student Notes: Unit 5 (Chapter 14)
PowerPoint Lecture: Unit 5 (Chapter 14) 
Quizlet: Chapter 14 Defining Terms

Worksheets:

Worksheet: Chapter 14 Defining Terms
Worksheet: Chapter 14 Concept Review

Labs and Classroom Activities:

Lab

Textbook Resources:

Textbook Online Resourcesbiolog3[1]
Textbook Practice Quizzes Unit 1
Chapter 14 Review Game
Textbook Animated Biology

Videos:

Seinfeld: The Scientific Method
TedEd: Dead stuff: The secret ingredient in our food chain
TedEd: Why is biodiversity so important?
TedEd: How parasites change their host’s behavior 
TedEd: Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future
TedEd: Climate change: Earth’s giant game of Tetris
TedEd: Can wildlife adapt to climate change?

Amoeba Sisters: Ecological Succession: Nature’s Great Grit   
The Majestic Plastic Bag – A Mockumentary
How Wolves Change Rivers

How Whales Change Climate
Tackling Bycatch in U.S. Fisheries
7 Super Toxic U.S. Sites
NOAA: Endangered Species Act

Home Movies:  Historic Dana Point/SJ Mission/Newport (1933)
Home Movies: Catalina Island early 30’s