Develop and use models (food webs and energy pyramids) to exemplify how the transfer of energy in an ecosystem supports the concept that energy is conserved.
- Ecology: Interactions of Living Systems and the Environment
The student will demonstrate an understanding of how organisms interact with and respond to the biotic and abiotic components of their environments.
Organisms in all ecosystems interact with and depend up on each other. Organisms with similar needs compete for limited resources. Food webs and energy pyramids are models that demonstrate how energy is transferred within an ecosystem.