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Interdependence within ecosystems

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Recall that an ecosystem is made up of a community of organisms interacting with the environment in which they live.
  • Recall that the community of organisms in an ecosystem depends on producers to make food.
  • Recognise that some plants depend upon animals to pollinate them and disperse their seeds.
  • Recognise that all living organisms depend upon decomposers that can break down dead organic matter.
  • Apply understanding of ways in which organisms are interdependent to predict effects of a change in the size of a population.

The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.

Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.

More resources like this can be found on the BEST webpage:  Best Evidence Science Teaching


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