NGSS Aligned Resources for HS-LS2-1.
Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.
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The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes
9th - Higher Ed
Adaptations must be made as environments change. This fabulous presentation features Icelandic icefish, a transparent, scaleless specimen that even has colorless blood. Genetics and adaptations concepts are explored as scientists study...
Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
In the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico, some tiny creatures show just how quickly natural selection can turn a mutation into an advantageous adaptation. Watch a video about rock pocket mice, who show that one small change can make all...
Biomes and Population Dynamics - Balance Within Natural Systems
9th - 12th
How large can a population become? The fifth installment of a nine-part unit teaches young ecologists about limiting factors that determine the carrying capacity of species in the Sonoran Desert. Here is a PowerPoint to help present this...