Lesson Overview

What factors affect biodiversity and community structure in West Coast kelp forests?
Student learn about how food webs, competition for resources, and environmental factors shape communities, especially in kelp forests. (Gr 9-12)

Lesson Materials
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Program Name and Website
Kelp Forest Complexity
Grade Level
High School
Year
2022
Topic
Plants/algae
Author
Emily Parent, North Salem High School
Kim Abraham, Early College High School
Kaitlyn Tonra, Oregon State University
Lesson Standards

Next Generation Science Standards

  • LS2.A – Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
  • LS2.C – Ecosystem Dynamics,Functioning, and Resilience

Common Core Math Standards

  • HSF-LE.B.5

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