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1 Ecology Interactions Unit

2 Ecology Interactions Unit
Areas of Focus within The Ecology Interactions Unit: Levels of Biological Organization (Ecology), Parts of the Biosphere, Habitat, Ecological Niche, Types of Competition, Competitive Exclusion Theory, Animal Interactions, Food Webs, Predator Prey Relationships, Camouflage, Population Sampling, Abundance, Relative Abundance, Diversity, Mimicry, Batesian Mimicry, Mullerian Mimicry, Symbiosis, Parasitism, Mutualism, Commensalism, Plant and Animal Interactions, Coevolution, Animal Strategies to Eat Plants, Plant Defense Mechanisms, Exotic Species, Impacts of Invasive Exotic Species.  An entire mini unit of ecological succession is also included with homework, notes, field study project and PowerPoint review game Full Unit can be found at…

3 This PowerPoint is one small part of my Ecology Interactions Unit
This PowerPoint is one small part of my Ecology Interactions Unit. This unit includes 3 Part Slide PowerPoint 12 page bundled homework packaged that chronologically follows PowerPoint, + modified version and answer keys. 7 pages of unit notes with visuals 3 PowerPoint review games with answer keys. Rubrics, games, flash cards and much more.

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5 Ecology Interactions Part III

6 RED SLIDE: These are notes that are very important and should be recorded in your science journal.
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-Please make notes legible and use indentations when appropriate Example of indent Skip a line between topics Don’t skip pages Make visuals clear and well drawn. Please label. Individual Population Community Ecosystem Biome Biosphere

16 RED SLIDE: These are notes that are very important and should be recorded in your science journal.
BLACK SLIDE: Pay attention, follow directions, complete projects as described and answer required questions neatly. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

17 Keep an eye out for “The-Owl” and raise your hand as soon as you see him.
He will be hiding somewhere in the slideshow Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

18 “Hoot, Hoot” “Good Luck!”
Keep an eye out for “The-Owl” and raise your hand as soon as you see him. He will be hiding somewhere in the slideshow “Hoot, Hoot” “Good Luck!” Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

19 Topics addressed in this Unit
NGSS Standards 3-5

20 Topics addressed in this Unit Part III
NGSS Standards 3-5 Part III

21 NGSS Standards MS

22 NGSS Standards MS Part III

23 NGSS Standards HS

24 NGSS Standards HS Part III

25 Additional Standards Addressed

26 Additional Standards Addressed

27 Ecology Interactions Unit Part II

28 Note: Those who record these notes or decide to commit
them to memory will have a competitive advantage in this unit over those who do not. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

29 Flow Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

30 Organisms need energy to survive
Organisms need energy to survive. Energy from the sun flows into and out systems. This energy drives our world and the organisms in it. Energy is lost “not destroyed” when it changes form. Flows Hot to Cold Flow Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

31 Organisms need energy to survive
Organisms need energy to survive. Energy from the sun flows into and out systems. This energy drives our world and the organisms in it. Energy is lost “not destroyed” when it changes form. Flows Hot to Cold Flow Levels Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

32 Organisms need energy to survive
Organisms need energy to survive. Energy from the sun flows into and out systems. This energy drives our world and the organisms in it. Energy is lost “not destroyed” when it changes form. Flows Hot to Cold Flow Ecological systems are organized within each other. The effects on one system will effect them all. All systems are interconnected. Levels Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

33 Organisms need energy to survive
Organisms need energy to survive. Energy from the sun flows into and out systems. This energy drives our world and the organisms in it. Energy is lost “not destroyed” when it changes form. Flows Hot to Cold Flow Ecological systems are organized within each other. The effects on one system will effect them all. All systems are interconnected. Levels Change Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

34 Organisms need energy to survive
Organisms need energy to survive. Energy from the sun flows into and out systems. This energy drives our world and the organisms in it. Energy is lost “not destroyed” when it changes form. Flows Hot to Cold Flow Ecological systems are organized within each other. The effects on one system will effect them all. All systems are interconnected. Levels All organisms are in a constant state of change over time with the environment. Some organisms will change with another and will develop special interactions. Others with the nonliving world. Change Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

35 Flow Levels Cycles Change
Organisms need energy to survive. Energy from the sun flows into and out systems. This energy drives our world and the organisms in it. Energy is lost “not destroyed” when it changes form. Flows Hot to Cold Flow Ecological systems are organized within each other. The effects on one system will effect them all. All systems are interconnected. Levels All organisms are in a constant state of change over time with the environment. Some organisms will change with another and will develop special interactions. Others with the nonliving world. Change Cycles Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

36 Flow Levels Cycles Change
Organisms need energy to survive. Energy from the sun flows into and out systems. This energy drives our world and the organisms in it. Energy is lost “not destroyed” when it changes form. Flows Hot to Cold Flow Ecological systems are organized within each other. The effects on one system will effect them all. All systems are interconnected. Levels All organisms are in a constant state of change over time with the environment. Some organisms will change with another and will develop special interactions. Others with the nonliving world. Change Matter and energy cycle through the living and nonliving world. Organisms rely on this matter and energy cycling to survive. Cycles Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

37 Flow Levels WEB Cycles Change
Organisms need energy to survive. Energy from the sun flows into and out systems. This energy drives our world and the organisms in it. Energy is lost “not destroyed” when it changes form. Flows Hot to Cold Flow Ecological systems are organized within each other. The effects on one system will effect them all. All systems are interconnected. Levels All organisms are in a constant state of change over time with the environment. Some organisms will change with another and will develop special interactions. Others with the nonliving world. Change Matter and energy cycle through the living and nonliving world. Organisms rely on this matter and energy cycling to survive. Cycles WEB Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

38 Flow Levels WEB Cycles Change
Organisms need energy to survive. Energy from the sun flows into and out systems. This energy drives our world and the organisms in it. Energy is lost “not destroyed” when it changes form. Flows Hot to Cold Flow Ecological systems are organized within each other. The effects on one system will effect them all. All systems are interconnected. Levels All organisms are in a constant state of change over time with the environment. Some organisms will change with another and will develop special interactions. Others with the nonliving world. Change Matter and energy cycle through the living and nonliving world. Organisms rely on this matter and energy cycling to survive. Cycles Animals are interconnected in a complex web of life. Changes on one part of the web have will effect other parts of the web and the stability of the entire ecosystem. WEB Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

39 Flow Levels WEB Balance
Organisms need energy to survive. Energy from the sun flows into and out systems. This energy drives our world and the organisms in it. Energy is lost “not destroyed” when it changes form. Flows Hot to Cold Flow Ecological systems are organized within each other. The effects on one system will effect them all. All systems are interconnected. Levels All organisms are in a constant state of change over time with the environment. Some organisms will change with another and will develop special interactions. Others with the nonliving world. Change Matter and energy cycle through the living and nonliving world. Organisms rely on this matter and energy cycling to survive. Cycles Animals are interconnected in a complex web of life. Changes on one part of the web have will effect other parts of the web and the stability of the entire ecosystem. WEB Balance Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

40 Flow Levels WEB Balance
Organisms need energy to survive. Energy from the sun flows into and out systems. This energy drives our world and the organisms in it. Energy is lost “not destroyed” when it changes form. Flows Hot to Cold Flow Ecological systems are organized within each other. The effects on one system will effect them all. All systems are interconnected. Levels All organisms are in a constant state of change over time with the environment. Some organisms will change with another and will develop special interactions. Others with the nonliving world. Change Matter and energy cycle through the living and nonliving world. Organisms rely on this matter and energy cycling to survive. Cycles Animals are interconnected in a complex web of life. Changes on one part of the web have will effect other parts of the web and the stability of the entire ecosystem. WEB Balance Ecosystems have a way to balance changes so that up and down fluctuations are part of the natural balance of the whole. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

41 Focus in Part III Flow Levels WEB Balance Cycles Change
Organisms need energy to survive. Energy from the sun flows into and out systems. This energy drives our world and the organisms in it. Energy is lost “not destroyed” when it changes form. Flows Hot to Cold Flow Ecological systems are organized within each other. The effects on one system will effect them all. All systems are interconnected. Focus in Part III Levels All organisms are in a constant state of change over time with the environment. Some organisms will change with another and will develop special interactions. Others with the nonliving world. Change Matter and energy cycle through the living and nonliving world. Organisms rely on this matter and energy cycling to survive. Cycles Animals are interconnected in a complex web of life. Changes on one part of the web have will effect other parts of the web and the stability of the entire ecosystem. WEB Balance Ecosystems have a way to balance changes so that up and down fluctuations are part of the natural balance of the whole. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

42 New Area of Focus: Special Feeding Relationships
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43 Symbiosis: A long term relationship between two or more different species.
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44 Symbiosis: A long term relationship between two or more different species.
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45 Three types of symbiosis
- Parasitism - Mutualism - Commensalism Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

46 Three types of symbiosis
- Parasitism - Mutualism - Commensalism Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

47 Three types of symbiosis
- Parasitism - Mutualism - Commensalism Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

48 Three types of symbiosis
- Parasitism - Mutualism - Commensalism Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

49 Parasitism: One organism benefits while the other is harmed.
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50 Parasitism: One organism benefits while the other is harmed.
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51 “I’m sick of studying dumb stuff” “Why should I care about studying parasites?”

52 1 in 3 American suffers in some form from a parasite.
Learn about them to help yourself. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

53 Preview will now skip over parasitism and go to mutualisms

54 Coevolution: The evolution of two or more species, each adapting to changes in the other.

55 Coevolution: The evolution of two or more species, each adapting to changes in the other.

56 These ecological relationships include:

57 These ecological relationships include:
Predator/prey and parasite/host

58 These ecological relationships include:
Predator/prey and parasite/host Competitive species

59 These ecological relationships include:
Predator/prey and parasite/host Competitive species Mutualistic species

60 These ecological relationships include:
Predator/prey and parasite/host Competitive species Mutualistic species

61 Pollinators These ecological relationships include:
Predator/prey and parasite/host Competitive species Mutualistic species Pollinators

62 Seed Dispersal These ecological relationships include:
Predator/prey and parasite/host Competitive species Mutualistic species Seed Dispersal

63 Plants and Protective Ants
These ecological relationships include: Predator/prey and parasite/host Competitive species Mutualistic species Plants and Protective Ants

64 Leaf Cutter Ants These ecological relationships include:
Predator/prey and parasite/host Competitive species Mutualistic species Leaf Cutter Ants

65 Leaf Cutter Ants Fungus
These ecological relationships include: Predator/prey and parasite/host Competitive species Mutualistic species Leaf Cutter Ants Fungus

66 Leaf Cutter Ants Bacteria Fungus
These ecological relationships include: Predator/prey and parasite/host Competitive species Mutualistic species Leaf Cutter Ants Bacteria Fungus

67 Video Link Coevolution and a nice review of other forms of evolution.
(Advanced / Optional)

68 Mutualism: Both organisms benefit.
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69 Types of mutualisms Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

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75 Look how the majority of the this plants roots are connected to the symbiotic fungi.
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76 Fungus breaks down organic molecules and helps return those nutrients to plants.
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77 Root Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

78 Root Fungal Thread Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

79 Which plant has helpful Mycorrhizae fungi in the soil providing nutrients to the plant?
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80 The fungi will help the plant absorb valuable nutrients so the plant can grow?
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87 They look for molecules to break down.
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88 They look for molecules to break down.
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89 They look for molecules to break down.
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90 They look for molecules to break down.
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91 They look for molecules to break down.
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92 They look for molecules to break down.
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93 They look for molecules to break down.
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95 Root Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

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98 Leaf cutter ants feed leaves to their fungus colonies.

99 Leaf cutter ants feed leaves to their fungus colonies.
-The ants then feed on the growing fungus.

100 Leaf cutter ants feed leaves to their fungus colonies.
-The ants then feed on the growing fungus.

101 There were all examples of trophic Mutualisms

102 Trophic mutualism: Both species help feed each other.
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103 Trophic mutualism: Both species help feed each other.
Usually nutrient related.

104 Cleaning symbiosis: One species gets food and shelter, the other has parasites removed.
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105 Cleaning symbiosis: One species gets food and shelter, the other has parasites removed.
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110 Video Link! Bulldozer Shrimp and the Goby.

111 Video! Goby Fish and Bulldozer Shrimp.
How is this a defensive mutualism?

112 Video Link! Review of Symbiosis

113 Question! Are these ants killing this caterpillar?
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114 Question! Are these ants killing this caterpillar?
Answer: No. they are eating some sugary secretions releases by the caterpillar. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

115 Video! Caterpillar and Ant defensive mutualism.

116 Defensive mutualisms: One species protects the other and gets some benefits for its help.
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117 Never climb Acacia trees that have these galls
Never climb Acacia trees that have these galls. Viscous ants feel the vibrations and coming running out to attack. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

118 Never climb Acacia trees that have these galls
Never climb Acacia trees that have these galls. Viscous ants feel the vibrations and coming running out to attack. They get drops of sugar from the leaves of the tree. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

119 Never climb Acacia trees that have these galls
Never climb Acacia trees that have these galls. Viscous ants feel the vibrations and coming running out to attack. They get drops of sugar from the leaves of the tree. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

120 Video Link (Optional) Ants and defensive mutualisms.

121 The Sea Anemome and the Clownfish are a mutualism.

122 The Sea Anemome and the Clownfish are a mutualism.
The Anemome gets small scrapes from the clownfish, and the Clownfish gets protection.

123 Dispersive mutualisms: One species receives food in exchange for moving the pollen or seeds of its partner. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

124 Dispersive mutualisms: One species receives food in exchange for moving the pollen or seeds of its partner. ? ? Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

125 Dispersive mutualisms: One species receives food in exchange for moving the pollen or seeds of its partner. ? ? Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

126 Dispersive mutualisms: One species receives food in exchange for moving the pollen or seeds of its partner. ? Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

127 Dispersive mutualisms: One species receives food in exchange for moving the pollen or seeds of its partner. ? Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

128 Dispersive mutualisms: One species receives food in exchange for moving the pollen or seeds of its partner. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

129 Dispersive mutualisms: One species receives food in exchange for moving the pollen or seeds of its partner. Learn more about plant animal mutualisms at… https://www.boundless.com/biology/flowering-plants/mutualistic-interaction-between-plants-and-animals/mutualistic-interactions-between-plants-and-animals/ Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

130 Pollination – Insects transfer pollen from one flower to the next, insects gets nectar.

131 Pollination – Insects transfer pollen from one flower to the next, insects gets nectar.
Warning Coloration

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133 “Wow!” “Look how this flower has evolved to be white, and shaped in a way so I can visit it.”

134 Seed dispersal

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138 You can now complete these questions on your bundled homework.

139 You can now complete these questions on your bundled homework.

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141 Commensalism: One organism benefits while the other doesn’t benefit, or suffer harm.

142 The remora just hitches a ride to grab some scraps after the kill.

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144 If they numerous they can kill the clam

145 “I’m not a cleaner bird.”
“I’m just here for the protection”

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147 “After my nap, can you please feed me…Thanks.”

148 Epiphytes: Plants that grow
on other plants.

149 Epiphytes – Can be parasitic if they shade out the host tree.

150 Epiphytes – Can be parasitic if they shade out the host tree.
Peri epiphytes

151 Peri epiphytes or... Epiphytes that live on an epiphyte
Epiphytes – Can be parasitic if they shade out the host tree. Peri epiphytes or... Epiphytes that live on an epiphyte

152 A bird may benefit from a tree for shelter and raising young.
The tree neither benefits, nor is caused harm.

153 A bird may benefit from a tree for shelter and raising young.
The tree neither benefits, nor is caused harm. Learn more about birds and their relationships at…

154 + - - +

155 Interspecific Competition?
+ Parasitism Mutualism Commensalism Neutral Neutral Commensalism - Interspecific Competition? Neutral Parasitism - +

156 Interspecific Competition?
+ Parasitism Mutualism Commensalism Lamprey Neutral Neutral Commensalism - Interspecific Competition? Neutral Parasitism - +

157 Interspecific Competition?
+ Parasitism Mutualism Commensalism Lamprey Neutral Neutral Commensalism - Interspecific Competition? Neutral Parasitism Lake Trout - +

158 + - - + Does the lamprey get a +, middle, or – from this relationship?
Parasitism Mutualism Commensalism Lamprey Neutral Neutral Commensalism - Interspecific Competition? Neutral Parasitism Lake Trout - + Does the lamprey get a +, middle, or – from this relationship?

159 + - - + Does the lamprey get a +, middle, or – from this relationship?
Parasitism Mutualism Commensalism Lamprey Neutral Neutral Commensalism - Interspecific Competition? Neutral Parasitism Lake Trout - + Does the lamprey get a +, middle, or – from this relationship?

160 + - - + Does the trout get a +, middle, or – from this relationship?
Parasitism Mutualism Commensalism Lamprey Neutral Neutral Commensalism - Interspecific Competition? Neutral Parasitism Lake Trout - + Does the trout get a +, middle, or – from this relationship?

161 + - - + Does the trout get a +, middle, or – from this relationship?
Parasitism Mutualism Commensalism Lamprey Neutral Neutral Commensalism - Interspecific Competition? Neutral Parasitism Lake Trout - + Does the trout get a +, middle, or – from this relationship?

162 Interspecific Competition?
+ Parasitism Mutualism Commensalism Lamprey Neutral Neutral Commensalism - Interspecific Competition? Neutral Parasitism Lake Trout - + This relationship is….

163 Interspecific Competition?
+ Parasitism Mutualism Commensalism Lamprey Neutral Neutral Commensalism - Interspecific Competition? Neutral Parasitism Lake Trout - + This relationship is…. Parasitism

164 Your turn

165 Interspecific Competition?
+ Parasitism Mutualism Commensalism Honeysuckle Neutral Neutral Commensalism - Interspecific Competition? Neutral Parasitism Hummingbird - +

166 Interspecific Competition?
+ Parasitism Mutualism Commensalism Honeysuckle Neutral Neutral Commensalism - Interspecific Competition? Neutral Parasitism Hummingbird - +

167 Interspecific Competition?
+ Parasitism Mutualism Commensalism Honeysuckle Neutral Neutral Commensalism - Interspecific Competition? Neutral Parasitism Hummingbird - +

168 Interspecific Competition?
+ Parasitism Mutualism Commensalism Honeysuckle Neutral Neutral Commensalism - Interspecific Competition? Neutral Parasitism Hummingbird - + Dispersive Mutualism ?????????

169 Interspecific Competition?
+ Parasitism Mutualism Commensalism Honeysuckle Neutral Neutral Commensalism - Interspecific Competition? Neutral Parasitism Hummingbird - + Dispersive Mutualism ?????????

170 Interspecific Competition?
+ Parasitism Mutualism Commensalism Honeysuckle Neutral Neutral Commensalism - Interspecific Competition? Neutral Parasitism Hummingbird - + Dispersive Mutualism

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172 Bacteria

173 Bacteria Bacteria in humans...

174 Bacteria Bacteria in humans... Parasitic Mutualistic Commensal

175 Hundreds of more slides, activities, video links,
End of Preview Hundreds of more slides, activities, video links, homework package, lesson notes, review games, rubrics, and much more on the full version of this unit and larger curriculum.

176 PowerPoint Review Game III

177 “AYE” Advance Your Exploration ELA and Literacy Opportunity Worksheet
Visit some of the many provided links or.. Articles can be found at (w/ membership to NABT and NSTA) Please visit at least one of the “learn more” educational links provided in this unit and complete this worksheet

178 “AYE” Advance Your Exploration ELA and Literacy Opportunity Worksheet
Visit some of the many provided links or.. Articles can be found at (w/ membership to NABT and NSTA)

179 This PowerPoint is one small part of my Ecology Interactions Unit
This PowerPoint is one small part of my Ecology Interactions Unit. This unit includes 3 Part Slide PowerPoint 12 page bundled homework packaged that chronologically follows PowerPoint, + modified version and answer keys. 7 pages of unit notes with visuals 3 PowerPoint review games with answer keys. Rubrics, games, flash cards and much more.

180 Ecology Interactions Unit

181 Ecology Interactions Unit
Areas of Focus within The Ecology Interactions Unit: Levels of Biological Organization (Ecology), Parts of the Biosphere, Habitat, Ecological Niche, Types of Competition, Competitive Exclusion Theory, Animal Interactions, Food Webs, Predator Prey Relationships, Camouflage, Population Sampling, Abundance, Relative Abundance, Diversity, Mimicry, Batesian Mimicry, Mullerian Mimicry, Symbiosis, Parasitism, Mutualism, Commensalism, Plant and Animal Interactions, Coevolution, Animal Strategies to Eat Plants, Plant Defense Mechanisms, Exotic Species, Impacts of Invasive Exotic Species.  An entire mini unit of ecological succession is also included with homework, notes, field study project and PowerPoint review game Full Unit can be found at…

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183 NGSS Standards MS

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185 Additional Standards Addressed

186 Please visit the links below to learn more about each of the units in this curriculum
These units take me about four years to complete with my students in grades 5-10. Earth Science Units Extended Tour Link and Curriculum Guide Geology Topics Unit Astronomy Topics Unit Weather and Climate Unit Soil Science, Weathering, More Water Unit Rivers Unit = Easier = More Difficult = Most Difficult 5th – 7th grade 6th – 8th grade th – 10th grade

187 Physical Science Units Extended Tour Link and Curriculum Guide
Science Skills Unit Motion and Machines Unit Matter, Energy, Envs. Unit Atoms and Periodic Table Unit Life Science Units Extended Tour Link and Curriculum Guide Human Body / Health Topics DNA and Genetics Unit Cell Biology Unit Infectious Diseases Unit Taxonomy and Classification Unit Evolution / Natural Selection Unit Botany Topics Unit Ecology Feeding Levels Unit Ecology Interactions Unit Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit

188 Thank you for your time and interest in this curriculum tour
Thank you for your time and interest in this curriculum tour. Please visit the welcome / guide on how a unit works and link to the many unit previews to see the PowerPoint slideshows, bundled homework, review games, unit notes, and much more. Thank you for your interest and please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Best wishes. Sincerely, Ryan Murphy M.Ed

189 More Units Available at…
Earth Science: The Soil Science and Glaciers Unit, The Geology Topics Unit, The Astronomy Topics Unit, The Weather and Climate Unit, and The River Unit, The Water Molecule Unit. Physical Science: The Laws of Motion and Machines Unit, The Atoms and Periodic Table Unit, The Energy and the Environment Unit, and The Science Skills Unit. Life Science: The Diseases and Cells Unit, The DNA and Genetics Unit, The Life Topics Unit, The Plant Unit, The Taxonomy and Classification Unit, Ecology: Feeding Levels Unit, Ecology: Interactions Unit, Ecology: Abiotic Factors, The Evolution and Natural Selection Unit and coming soon The Human Body Systems and Health Topics Unit. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy

190 The entire four year curriculum can be found at
The entire four year curriculum can be found at... Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Thank you for your interest in this curriculum. Sincerely, Ryan Murphy M.Ed


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