8th Grade Standard II-Objective 3 Human Influence on Environments

Standard II: Students will understand that energy from sunlight is changed to chemical energy in plants, transfers between living organisms, and that changing the environment may alter the amount of energy provided to living organisms.
Objective 3: Analyze human influence on the capacity of an environment to sustain living things.

Enduring Understanding: Organisms, including humans, influence the ability of other organisms to live in a specific environment.

“I Can” Statements

  1. I can describe an example of how humans have altered an environment.
  2. I can compare and contrast evidence with inference.
  3. I can model how extinction affects the energy flow through an ecosystem.

Assessment
Multiple Choice/Essay Test

Curriculum Map ….. Pacing Guide

Learning Plan

Learning Activity Technology Application Lab Inquiry Lab Discussion Audio-Visual Reading/ Writing Students Teach Demo
Core Tracker
Proposition/Support
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Hooks and Ladders
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Is Extinction an Option?
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Building Vocabulary
Oh, Deer!
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Human Impact on Ecosystems
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Evidence and Inference in the News
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Have Humans Damaged Soils?
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Look Through My Eyes-RAFT
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Ivory Billed Woodpecker(NOVA)
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The Last Extinction(NOVA)
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June Sucker x x
Mass Extinctions (NOVA)
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