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Ecology
Use the following checklist as a guide to prove/disprove your hypothesis. Enduring Understanding: All living things interact with each other and their environment. Big Idea: All living things depended on the flow of energy within their environment. Vocabulary: The following vocabulary words need to be defined in your own words along with examples for each word. You may add to the list as needed. -Ecosystem -Ecology -Biotic -Abiotic -Consumer -Producer -Habitat -Photosynthesis -Cell Focus Questions Mr. Tack Needs Me To Answer: (Include these in your presentation) -What is the difference between a food web and a food chain? -Explain the roles that herbivores, omnivores, carnivores, and decomposers have within a microscopic ecosystem with examples (how energy flows through an ecosystem). -Explain how a microscopic ecosystem is similar to a forest ecosystem using vocabulary from the list above. -How have human interactions with the Chesapeake Bay Watershed affected and the ecology of that region? -Explain what would happen to a desert ecosystem if the climate suddenly changed to a much cooler environment. -What roles do cells play in an ecosystem? My Questions To Develop My Hypothesis Around: (Build your presentation around your questions) Question: Research Options: Hypothesis: How I plan to test my Hypothesis: Question: Research Options: Hypothesis: How I plan to test my Hypothesis: Question: Research Options: Hypothesis: How I plan to test my Hypothesis:

Question: Research Options: Hypothesis: How I plan to test my Hypothesis: Question: Research Options: Hypothesis: How I plan to test my Hypothesis: Question: Research Options: Hypothesis: How I plan to test my Hypothesis: Question: Research Options: Hypothesis: How I plan to test my Hypothesis: Question: Research Options: Hypothesis: How I plan to test my Hypothesis: Arts Integration: (musician, artist, writer, painter, etc) ___What artist has created work around the importance of ecosystems, habitats, environmental science, etc? ___What message was that artist trying to portray in their work? College and Career Readiness: (Include the following in your presentation) ___Identify and explain the type of professions that would need a strong knowledge of the ecology/environmental science? ___Identify what degree(s) someone would have to have in order to pursue a career in a field revolving around the ecology/environmental science. Speaking and Listening: (Check off the following after we present to each other as a class.) ___Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others ideas and expressing their own clearly. (Researching) ___ Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. (Presenting) ___ Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence. (Listening to Presentations) ___ Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace. (Presenting) ___ Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes. (Product Cards/Presenting) ___ Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 5 Language standards 1 and 3 on pages 28 and 29 for specific expectations.) (Presenting)