MS Module 7 : Foundations of Ecology
Lesson 1 : Photosynthesis in the Ocean
Standard(s): SC.912.E.7.1, SC.912.L.17.2, SC.912.L.17.4, SC.912.L.17.10
Objective(s): (1) Identify the reactants and products of photosynthesis and note the source of the reactants in the ocean. (2) Describe how carbon is cycled through Earth’s spheres. (3) Analyze chlorophyll imagery, looking for evidence of blooms of phytoplankton that contribute to the food sources of marine animals.
Essential Question: How does the process of photosynthesis provide for most life in the ocean?
Vocabulary: photosynthesis, cellular respiration, primary production, biosphere, hydrosphere, algal bloom
Assignment(s): Cornell Notes 7-1; Photosynthesis in the Ocean Asmt (Intro, GP: Ingredients for Photosynthesis, GP: The Carbon Cycle, & IP)
Lesson 2 : Marine Food Webs
Standard(s): SC.912.E.7.1, SC.912.L.17.7, SC.912.L.17.9, SC.912.L.17.10
Objective(s): (1) Construct a sample marine food web, (2) Describe the critical role of phytoplankton in marine food webs, (3) Make predictions about changes in food webs that result from natural disruptions and human activities, (4) Explain why nutrient cycling is critical within the Earth system.
Essential Question: How does energy and nutrients move through marine communities?
Vocabulary: autotroph, heterotroph, detritus, decomposer, food web, food chain, trophic level, primary consumer, secondary consumer, tertiary consumer, organic compounds, nutrient cycling
Assignment(s): Cornell Notes 7-2; Organism Cards; Marine Food Webs Asmt (Intro, GP & IP)
Lesson 3 : Relationships in the Ocean
Standard(s): SC.912.L.17.6, SC.912.L.15.13
Objective(s): (1) Describe examples of mutualism, parasitism, commensalism in the ocean; (2) Consider costs and benefits of divers reproductive strategies used by species.
Essential Question: How do the diverse relationships of the organisms in the ocean promote diversity?
Vocabulary: mutualism, commensalism, parasitism, co-evolution, prey, predator, intraspecific competition, interspecific competition, sexual reproduction, asexual reproduction, gamete
Assignment(s): Read pages 347-355 and make Cornell Notes on your own (books available in class), Evaluate p. 355 (IP), Blue Planet: Coral Seas video