SNC 1D/1P – Biology

The Sustainability of Ecosystems – Ecosystems and Human Activity

Students work in groups to describe abiotic and biotic components of an aquatic environment. Abiotic factors measured include dissolved oxygen, carbon dioxide, temperature, pH, etc. Students use various resources to identify and classify organisms. By the end of the activity the students should be able to describe important characteristics of a healthy aquatic ecosystem and current threats to our water resources.  Gathered data can be readily used in class.

Key Concepts Discussed:

• Photosynthesis and cellular respiration

• Influence of biotic and abiotic factors

• Ecosystem change

• Cycling of matter

• Trophic levels

• Community structure


Quick Links:

(1) SNC 1P-1D Aquatic Ecology – Overview

(2) SNC 1P-1D Ecology – Schedule

Academic Aquatic Ecology Handout 2017.2

(3b) SNC 1P – ESL_Applied Aquatic Ecology Handout 2016