ES Module 6 : Biomes and Aquatic Ecosystems
Lesson 1 : Defining Biomes
Standard(s): SC.912.L.17.7, SC.912.L.17.4
Objective(s): (1) Explain how biomes are characterized; (2) describe how net primary production varies among biomes; (3) explain how organisms are adapted to the conditions of their biomes.
Essential Question: What conditions and organisms characterize the world's biomes?
Vocabulary: biome, climate, weather, climatograph, net primary production
Assignment(s): Cornell Notes 6-1; Identifying Biomes; Defining Biomes IP
Lesson 2 : Aquatic Ecosystems
Objective(s): (1) Describe the criteria ecologists use to classify aquatic ecosystems; (2) List the major categories of freshwater ecosystems; (3) Explain the ecological importance of estuaries; (4) List the three major zones of the ocean.
Essential Question: What conditions and organisms characterize the world's aquatic ecosystems?
Vocabulary: salinity, photic zone, aphotic zone, benthic zone, estuary.
Assignment(s): Cornell Notes 6-2; Aquatic Ecosystems GP & IP