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This project addresses the following standards:

California Content Standards
Biology Life Sciences

Earth Sciences

Investigation and Experimentation

 

NETS Technology Standards for Students: Connecting Curriculum and Technology (9 - 12)

Basic operations and concepts

Technology productivity tools

Technology communications tools

Technology research tools

Technology problem-solving and decision-making tools

 

California Content Standards

Biology/Life Sciences

6. Ecology
Stability in an ecosystem is a balance between competing effects. As a basis for understanding this concept:

a. Students know biodiversity is the sum total of different kinds of organisms and is affected by alterations of habitats.

b. Students know how to analyze changes in an ecosystem resulting from changes in climate, human activity, introduction of nonnative species, or changes in population size.

c. Students know how fluctuations in population size in an ecosystem are determined by the relative rates of birth, immigration, emigration, and death.

d. Students know how water, carbon, and nitrogen cycle between abiotic resources and organic matter in the ecosystem and how oxygen cycles through photosynthesis and respiration.

e. Students know a vital part of an ecosystem is the stability of its producers and decomposers

f. Students know at each link in a food web some energy is stored in newly made structures but much energy is dissipated into the environment as heat. This dissipation may be represented in an energy pyramid.

 

Earth Sciences

7. Biogeochemical Cycles
Each element on Earth moves among reservoirs, which exist in the solid earth, in oceans, in the atmosphere, and within and among organisms as part of biogeochemical cycles. As a basis for understanding this concept:

a. Students know the carbon cycle of photosynthesis and respiration and the nitrogen cycle.

 

Investigation and Experimentation

l. Analyze situations and solve problems that require combining and applying concepts from more than one area of science.

m. Investigate a science-based societal issue by researching the literature, analyzing data, and communicating the findings. Examples of issues include irradiation of food, cloning of animals by somatic cell nuclear transfer, choice of energy sources, and land and water use decisions in California.

 

NETS Technology Standards for Students

Connecting Curriculum and Technology, 9 - 12

Basic operations and concepts

1. Make informed choices among technology systems, resources, and services.

 

Technology productivity tools

1. Use technology tools and resources for managing and communicating personal/professional information (e.g., finances, schedules, addresses, purchases, correspondence).

 

Technology communications tools

1. Use technology tools and resources for managing and communicating personal/professional information (e.g., finances,

schedules, addresses, purchases, correspondence).

2. Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications, communications, and productivity.

3. Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem solving, and decision-making in content learning.

4. Collaborate with peers, experts, and others to contribute to a content-related knowledge base by using technology to compile, synthesize, produce, and disseminate information, models, and other creative works.

 

Technology research tools

2. Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications, communications, and productivity.

3. Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem solving, and decision-making in content learning.

5. Collaborate with peers, experts, and others to contribute to a content-related knowledge base by using technology to compile, synthesize, produce, and disseminate information, models, and other creative works.

 

Technology problem-solving and decision-making tools

1. Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications, communications, and productivity.

3. Collaborate with peers, experts, and others to contribute to a content-related knowledge base by using technology to compile, synthesize, produce, and disseminate information, models, and other creative works.