Finer grained standards that are part of this one
identify the populations of producers, consumers, and decomposers and describe the roles they play in their communities.
interpret, analyze, and evaluate data from systematic studies and experiments concerning the interactions of populations in an ecosystem.
predict the effect of population changes on the food web of a community.
generate predictions based on graphically represented data of predator-prey populations.
generate predictions based on graphically represented data of competition and cooperation between populations.
differentiate between the types of symbiosis and explain examples of each.
infer the niche of organisms from their physical characteristics.
design an investigation from a testable question related to interactions among populations. The investigation may be a complete experimental design or may focus on systematic observation, description, measurement, and/or data collection and analysis.
Organisms or populations that rely on each other for basic needs form interdependent communities.
Energy resources of a community are shared through the interactions of producers, consumers, and decomposers.