Science Scope and Sequence, Ecosystems

Science Standard V, Life Science

Lesson 530, Ecosystems

Defining environment, population, community, ecosystem, climate, and biome

Recognizing that water, heat, light, soil, and air are the elements of an organismโ€™s nonliving environment

Identifying characteristics of the tundra, the coniferous forest, the temperate deciduous forest, the grassland, the desert, and the rain forest

Knowing what permafrost is

Understanding the marine biome

Understanding aquatic biomes

Understanding the unique bonding and characteristics of water that make it essential for living systems: dissolving substances, interacting with other substances, moderating the effects of temperature change

Defining biosphere

Describing, comparing, and contrasting the dynamic interactions between divisions of biosphere: the physical environment, plant and algae life, animal life, and bacteria and fungi life


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