UNit 8

Unit 8: Ecology

I like to start here because it gives you a context for understanding some of the 'small stuff' we will study very soon. Also, this unit is easy (really!). It provides you with an overview of animal behavior, starting small at the level of organisms and then moving on to populations, communites, biomes, and so on. We will go on to Unit 1 from here and down the line from there.

Chapters 50 through 55 (right-click and 'save link as' to download)
Chapters 50 through 55 unit objectives answers (right-click and 'save link as' to download)

Powerpoints Download Quicktime free if you don't have it; You can access the hyperlinks in the powerpoint/quicktime movie by clicking on them - sorry, the crazy parrot keeps screeching for a while..use the pause, forward,and reverse options to stop and read. Right clicking on Save/Save Source will let you download the quicktime movie onto your computer.

Chapter 50- Intro to Ecology, Chapter 51- Animal behavior, Chapter 52- Population Ecology, Chapter 53- Community Ecology, Chapter 54 - Ecosystem Ecology

Review Videos for Each Chapter: Use VLC Player as you did for graphing tutorials (go to labs page if you did not download VLC player) if you wish to view the powerpoints AND listen to my voice!

Chapter 50- Intro to Ecology (not available), Chapter 51- Animal behavior, Chapter 52- Population Ecology, Chapter 53- Community Ecology, Chapter 54 - Ecosystem Ecology

Online Resources: for this unit class powerpoints are your best resource!
1) Chp 50 - Terrestrial Biomes - use your textbook companion website (see textbook/resources page) or textbook CD and complete activity 50D
2) Chp 51 - Interesting animation of cost benefit analysis of territorial defense behavior in lizards; Foraging costs benefit analysis - view this animation!
3) Chp 52 - See China's population change over a century and the consequences of it on age structure
4) Chp 52 - Exponential growth click here; also for Demographic transition - start quiz and the animation hyperlink will come on your screen
5) Chp 53 - A couple of good succession animations - a) shows a forest change due to beaver activity b) compares primary and secondary succession
6) Chp 53 - Succession activity based on online video
7) Chp 54 -Primary productivity in Canada animation as the year progresses from December to July.... why does it change?
8) Chp 54 - Primary Productivity in an MIT university classroom - see the video #18- you know a lot from just a high school class on it!

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