Central Question: Why is an understanding of human forces necessary in ecology?
Guiding Thought Question: In terms of trying to protect and restore biological areas is it better to have humans actively involved in the process or to have the environment correct itself naturally? At What point should humans get involved?
Today's Learning Objective: Students will discuss the factors that influence the extinction of species as connected to the increase in global warming and look at how humans can have positive and negative effects on the environment.
Central Question: What is the relationship between species characteristics and physical location?
Guiding Thought Question: What is a particular physical characteristic that would be advantageous for a plant or animal to have to live in the landscape above? Why would that characteristic be beneficial for that species in order to help it survive?
Today's Learning Objective: Students will examine the connections that animals have with their physical location and how those can be grouped with species from the same area. Students will examine two rules of ecogeography and then test them to analyze how applicable they are to real-world situations.
Central Question: How can you learn about a place through the processes of observation?
Guiding Thought Question: What are three characteristics (could be human or natural) that are unique to Nebraska or used as a way of building an identity as connected to the area where Nebraskans live?
Today's Learning Objective: Students will examine the Five Themes of Geography and how they can be used to characterize a place, and then practice their observation skills by identifying applications of the five themes in a field environment.
Ecological Biogeography Forum
Welcome to the Forum! Here is where you will be answering your daily warm-up questions. Please do not enter your last name for privacy reasons, and you may use a nickname if you would like (Just make sure Mr. Tredinnick is aware of the nickname you are using). Write out thoughtful responses to the forums on the days they are assigned. If you miss a day please take it upon yourself to complete the Forum you missed. Each Forum has the targeted Learning Objective(s) there so you can see what the focus of the day's class will be.