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Interdependence of Life

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Why don’t moray eels eat the wrasse fish that swim into their mouths? How can it be cold in the desert? Why do some species adapt to changing conditions better than others? What would push an ecosystem beyond its capacity and alter the system?

This highly-interactive eBook from the National Science Teachers Association is packed with engaging text, interactive multimedia, and plentiful resources to help teachers, students, and other readers understand more about the Interdependence of Life and the relationships between organisms and their environments. Developed for teachers by teachers, content experts, and pedagogy experts, the Interdependence of Life enhanced eBook provides detailed explanations of key science concepts, plus self-directed, embedded assessment to allow readers to check their learning. Teaching strategies and other suggestions for the classroom will help teachers better understand student preconceptions and inquiry learning. The book’s appealing multimedia and interactive simulations can also be used in the classroom to make key science ideas come alive for students.

Topics covered include:
Organisms and Their Environment – Earth spheres, ecosystems, abiotic factors, biotic factors, population characteristics, limiting factors, carrying capacity  Species Relationships – Competition, symbiosis, predation, food chains and webs Population Balance in Biomes – Biomes, dynamic equilibrium Agents of Change in Ecosystems – Natural disasters, human impact, ecological succession
Real World Applications: Case studies, controlled burns, population surveys, environmental stewardship

Features: Interactive simulations, animations, videos, hands-on activities

What's New in Version 1.6

minor fixes


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Interdependence of Life
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  • $29.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Life Sciences
  • Published: Aug 27, 2013
  • Publisher: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Seller: National Science Teachers Association
  • Print Length: 244 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.6
  • Requirements: This book was designed for iOS and some features may not work as intended with a mouse or trackpad. To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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