Demonstrates how competition between species for resources that are in short supply determines the niche each species will occupy. The analogy of how fast food restaurants compete for the resource (money) is used.
Finding Niche Option:
Students will interpret the effects of various abiotic factors on life and make a graph to represent given data. Students will be given a chart detailing the effects of three abiotic factors on the mortality of an insect and then graph this data and make a critical analysis of the conditions which would contribute to optimum insect survival.
E. Biotic and abiotic factors within an ecosystem
Process Skills Checklist
Bartlesville Independent School District 30
Environmental Science Curriculum