Case Study: Predators Help Restore Biodiversity in Yellowstone

Student will read a case study to understand the predator-prey relationship as well as the relationship to producers in the area.

By Mrs. Stroberg
October 22, 2015
9th Grade Science
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Writing Prompt

The author of the text discusses a project to restore biodiversity in Yellowstone National Park. For this writing task, summarize why this project is needed. Also discuss three benefits of this project, and what role technology has played while studying the changes in Yellowstone.
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9th Grade Literacy Standards in Science

This lesson teaches the following grade level appropriate state literacy standards. The cubes provide an abbreviation of the standard name and reference number. Click Add to My Lesson Plans to make a copy of the lesson. Making a copy will allow you to update any information including the literacy standards.

RST1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.
RST2
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text’s explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.
RST5
Analyze the structure of the relationships among concepts in a text, including relationships among key terms (e.g., force, friction, reaction force, energy).
WHST1
Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
WHST9
Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
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