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Sharks: Friends or Foes?

Success Criteria
Instructions Tick the things you are able to do in levels 1, 2 and 3 for each learning intention. Level 1 is the simplest level with level 3 being the most complex level. Success criteria Level 2   I can explain how non-living features of an environment affects what types of living things are found in an ecosystem

Learning intention 1. Understand the relationship of living and nonliving features in an ecosystem and the study of ecology

Level 1   I can define the terms living things, non-living things, environment, ecosystem, ecology, habitat I can give examples of living and nonliving things in an ecosystem I can define the terms distribution, abundance and population 

Level 3 

2. Understand what affects a specie’s population

3. Understand how adaptations increase the chances of survival for organisms in the environments in which they live 4. Understand the feeding relationships between living things in an ecosystem and how energy

I can define the term adaptation I can identify adaptations on a range of Australian animals and plants

I can explain how non-living features of an environment can affect a specie’s distribution, abundance and population I can explain why particular features are adaptations on a range of Australian animals and plants

I can predict how human impacts on the environment can affect a specie’s distribution and abundance I can predict the type of adaptations an organism would have depending on the environment that it lives in I can predict the environment in which an organism lives based on its adaptations I can predict the effects on the population of different species due to a disturbance in the food chain

I can define the terms producer, consumer, decomposer, carnivore, omnivore, herbivore, predator,

I can use a food chain and food web to describe how energy flows through an ecosystem

flows in an ecosystem 

apex predator, prey  I can give some examples of predator and prey relationships I can give some examples of producers, consumers and decomposers I can give some examples of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores I can identify producers, consumers, decomposers, carnivores, herbivores and omnivores in a food chain and food web I can define the terms photosynthesis and respiration I can identify the materials needed and the materials made and in photosynthesis I can identify the materials needed and the materials made and in respiration  I can explain why food chains and food webs have producers at the start/bottom I can explain the relationship between photosynthesis and respiration in energy flow in an ecosystem  I can predict the consequences of habitat destruction on an ecosystem I can predict the impacts on the populations of living things when an apex predator is removed from an ecosystem I can explain the benefits and limitations of using food webs in real life situations

5. Understand the role of photosynthesis and respiration in energy in an ecosystem