Science - 2018-19

3.10 - Resources and Conservation

The student will investigate and understand that natural events and human influences can affect the survival of species. Key concepts include

a)  the interdependency of plants and animals;

  • explain how organisms in an area are dependent on each other.  Bloom's Level:  Understand

b)  the effects of human activity on the quality of air, water, and habitat;

  • compare and contrast human influences on the quality of air, water, and habitats.   Bloom's Level: Analyze

c)  the effects of fire, flood, disease, and erosion on organisms; and

  • analyze the effects of fire, flood, disease, and erosion on organisms and habitats.   Bloom's Level:  Analyze

d)  conservation and resource renewal.

  • describe how conservation practices can affect the survival of a species.   Bloom's Level: Understand
  • describe a conservation practice in the local community.   Bloom's Level: Understand


Adopted: 2010

BIG IDEAS

Humans and natural events cause change that man affect survival.


UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

  • Every organism depends on other organisms to survive. This is called interdependency.
  • Human actions, such as polluting, can affect the survival of plants and animals.
  • Natural events, such as fires, floods, diseases, and erosion, can also affect the survival of plant and animal species.
  • Conservation is the careful use and preservation of our natural resources.
  • Resource renewal is a conservation practice in which species are protected. An example would be protecting endangered plants by saving their seeds, growing the seeds indoors, and later putting the new plants back in their natural habitats.


ESSENTIALS

Essential Questions:

·  How are plants and animals interdependent?

·  How do natural events impact the survival or death of plants and animals?

·  How can human action impact the survival of plants and animals?

·  How can we conserve and renew resources?


In order to meet this standard, it is expected that students will

  • explain how organisms in an area are dependent on each other.
  • compare and contrast human influences on the quality of air, water, and habitats.
  • analyze the effects of fire, flood, disease, and erosion on organisms and habitats.
  • describe how conservation practices can affect the survival of a species.
  • describe a conservation practice in the local community.

KEY VOCABULARY

air quality

analyze

compare

conservation

contrast

describe

disease

endangered

erosion

extinct

fire

flood

habitat

human influences

interdependency

natural resources

non-renewable resources

organisms

pollution

recycling

reduce

renewable resources

reuse

threatened

water quality


Updated: May 20, 2016