In this unit students will...
B1. Analyze the effects of various human activities on the diversity of living things
B2. Investigate through laboratory and/or field activities, or through simulations, the principles of scientific classification, using appropriate sampling and classification techniques
B3. Demonstrate an understanding of diversity of living organisms in terms of the principles of taxonomy and phylogeny
Throughout this unit, students will learn how to....
B1.1 Analyze some of the risks and benefits of human intervention to the biodiversity of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems
B2.1 Use appropriate terminology related to biodiversity
B2.4 Create and apply a dichotomous key to identify and classify organisms from each of the kingdoms
B3.1 Explain the fundamental principles of taxonomy and phylogeny
B3.2 Compare and contrast the structure and function of different types of prokaryotes, eukaryotes, and viruses
B3.5 Explain why biodiversity is important to maintaining viable ecosystems