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Unit 3 Ecology
Chapter 23 Living Resources

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Teacher Resources     Student Extra Credit


23-1 Environmental Issues
Types of Environmental Issues
Making Environmental Decisions
23-2 Forest and Fisheries
Forest resources
Managing Forests
Fisheries
23-3 Biodiversity
The Value of Biodiversity
Factors Affecting Biodiversity
Gene Pool Diversity
Evolution of Species
Causes of Extinction
Protecting Biodiversity

 

Day 1
Lecture.gif - 2227 Bytes   Who Dirtied the Water
readme.gif - 802 Bytes Prentice Hall 778-782
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Science Explorer pages 175-177  # 1-11
Day 3
readme.gif (1442 bytes) Prentice Hall 792-801
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Science Explorer pages 194-196   # 1-22
Day 4
Lecture.gif - 2227 Bytes   The Rare Scene
Day 2
readme.gif (1442 bytes) Prentice Hall 784-788
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Science Explorer pages 185-187 # 1-15
Day 5
Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Animals At Risk: Cube Project

 

Day 1
Topic 23-1 Environmental Issues
Objectives/ I can ...
Identify the general categories of environmental issues.
Describe how decision makers balance different needs and concerns.
Distinguish between renewable and nonrenewable natural resources.
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.

12.B.3b Compare and assess features of organisms for the adapatative, competitive, and survival potential.
Classwork-Homework
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Natural Resources
: material found in nature that is used by living things
Renewable Resource: natural resource that can be reused or replaced
Nonrenewable Resource: natural resource that cannot be reused or replaced
Conservation:
wise use of natural resource

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Renewable Resources 
               Trees
               Livestock
               Vegetables

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Nonrenewable Resources
              Fossil fuels: oil, coal, and natural gas
              Metals: aluminum, copper, silver and gold
              Minerals: phosphates, sulfur, sand and diamonds

 Lecture.gif - 2227 Bytes   Who Dirtied the Water

 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Character Education and Responsible Land Use  New 2006

 readme.gif - 802 Bytes Prentice Hall 778-782

 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Science Explorer pages 175-177  # 1-11

TEC
Resources
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Natural Resources
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Pollution
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources

 

Day 2
Topic  23-2 Forest and Fisheries
Objectives/ I can ...
Describe how forests can be managed as renewable resources.
Describe how fisheries can be managed for a sustainable yield.
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
12.B.3a  Identify and classify biotic and abiotic factors in an environment that affect population density, habitat and placement of organisms in an energy pyramid.
12.B.3b Compare and assess features of organisms for the adapatative, competitive, and survival potential.
Classwork-Homework 
Fishery Management  3:16
Managing Forests For Today and Tomorrow  5:43

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Prentice Hall 784-788

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Science Explorer pages 185-187 # 1-15

TEC
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Modern Fishing Equipment Science Explorer page 189
Resources

 

Day 3
Topic 23-3 Biodiversity
Objectives/ I can ...
Explain the value of biodiversity.
Identify the factors that affect biodiversity.
Name some human activities that threaten biodiversity.
List some ways to protect biodiversity.
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
12.B.3b Compare and assess features of organisms for the adapatative, competitive, and survival potential.
Classwork-Homework
Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Excerpts from the Works of Aldo Leopold

BIODIVERSITY: Bill Nye
Biodeversity Part 1  7:26
Biodeversity Part 2  8:40
Biodeversity Part 3  7:09

Biodeversity: Wild Classroom  6:11

Ocean Observation Biodeversity  3:58

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Prentice Hall 792-801 

 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Science Explorer pages 194-196   # 1-22

TEC
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Resources

 

Day 4
Topic 23-3 Endangered Species
Objectives/ I can ...
Recognize that in an ecosystem, every organism is part of an ever changing environment
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
12.B.3a  Identify and classify biotic and abiotic factors in an environment that affect population density, habitat and placement of organisms in an energy pyramid.
12.B.3b Compare and assess features of organisms for the adapatative, competitive, and survival potential.
Classwork / Homework
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Endangered Species:
species of living organisms in danger of becoming extinct 

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Endangered Species

Giant Panda Jaguar Whooping Crane Sea Turtle
Humpback Whale Black Rhino Sea Otter Orangutan
African Elephant Brown Pelican Black-footed Ferret Mountain Gorilla
Chimpanzee Bengal Tiger Desert Tortoise Blue Whale

Biodeversity Video  7:00

 Lecture.gif - 2227 Bytes   The Rare Scene: Endangered Species  from Naturescope

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Sizing Up Reserves

TEC
Resources
star.gif (2279 bytes)  Read  Rachel Carson: The Coming At a Silent Spring   and answer the questions.

 

Day 5
Topic 23-3 Reasons for Extinction
Objectives/ I can ...
Research an endangered species.
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
12.B.3b Compare and assess features of organisms for the adapatative, competitive, and survival potential.
Classwork-Homework
Top Ten Extinct Animals  3:19
Extinct and soon to Be Extinct Animals  1:55
Living Extinct Animals  4:11

Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Animals At Risk: Searching for Answers & Six-Sided Search  

TEC
Resources



TEACHER RESOURCES

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SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) Field Trips     Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Computer     bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Book    Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Games    star.gif (2279 bytes)Extra Credit      filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes)PPT

ACID RAIN
 camera.GIF (174 bytes)Statue Damaged from Acid Rain
ENVIRONMENTALISTS
LEOPOLD, ALDO
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Excerpts from the Works of Aldo Leopold
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Selective Cutting and Forest Stewardship Planning




STUDENT EXTRA CREDIT

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 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Bermuda Wave Height Graphing Activity  Calculate average wave heights and plot the data.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes City Temperature Data Collection     Choose two cities and compare the temperatures in a line graph.
 star.gif (2279 bytes) Wildfires Search  Create a fire chart


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