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Wetland Curriculum Resource
Unit 3. Ecology - Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this module, students will have learned how to:

  • identify five different types of wetlands and their characteristics
  • understand the meaning and importance of biodiversity
  • describe the extent of biodiversity in a wetland and the impact of its loss
  • define and understand ecological terms
  • identify various types of protozoa and discuss how they are different from other living things
  • describe the paths of energy and nutrients through an ecosystem
  • analyse predator/prey data
  • define algae, its importance, and where it is found
  • explain how aquatic organisms are structurally adapted to their environment
  • list and describe the biotic and abiotic factors that affect an aquatic ecosystem
  • identify three plant zones in an aquatic ecosystem
  • define invertebrate
  • list the plants found in each plant zone
  • evaluate human impacts on aquatic ecosystems
  • set up and explain a classroom ecosystem
  • describe the characteristics of living things
  • contrast between living and non-living things
  • compare photosynthesis and respiration
  • explain the role of light, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and chlorophyll in the process of photosynthesis
  • compare breathing and respiration
  • describe pond succession
  • describe how a climax community is formed
  • describe various soil types, and recognize the types best suited for a wetland


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