BIG IDEA 11:
Newly introduced species or changes in types of species can disrupt the balance of an ecosystem.
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- Several changes are going to happen to the tall grass prairie ecosystem (one at a time) and you (groups) need to predict how the changes will affect the ecosystem.
- Read the six scenarios here and explain to each other how each change will affect the ecosystem.
- Answer the questions from the last page in the link above.
- As a whole-group, share how the stability of the prairie ecosystem is affected when some organisms die or when new organisms are introduced.
Reflect & Synthesize:
Answer the following questions in your blog post. Remember to have at least one follow-up sentence for each question, when possible.