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NW Ecology Learning Targets

Science, NW Ecology

ALT 1 - Properties of Water

Investigates the properties of water and explains how water affects weather, climate and life on Earth.

ALT 2 - Sun Energy

Describes how the Sun’s energy affects weather, climate and life on Earth.

ALT 3 - Energy and Ecosystems

Explains how energy flows through ecosystems by modeling the processes of cellular respiration and photosynthesis.

ALT 4 - Energy and Organisms

Explains how energy flows through ecosystems by mapping interactions between organisms.

ALT 5 - Matter

Explains how matter cycles through ecosystems by modeling the carbon, nitrogen and water cycle.

ALT 6 - Populations and Biodiversity

Uses evidence to explain how human activity affects populations and biodiversity in Earth’s ecosystems.

ALT 7 - Natural Resources and Climate

Uses evidence to explain how availability of natural resources, occurrences of natural hazards, and changes in climate have been influenced by human activity.

ALT 8 - Inquiry Process

Uses the inquiry process as a controlled and data-driven means to investigate scientific questions.

ALT 9 - Engineering Design

Uses the engineering design process as an iterative and productive means of problem solving.