marine zoology, mid-water, pelagic, invertebrate, biodiversity, DNA barcoding, taxonomy
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Invertebrate Zoology Subject Guide Smithsonian Libraries
The Biodiversity of Ocean Invertebrates teaching resources support students in meeting the following middle school NGSS Performance Expectations.
MS-LS2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
MS-LS2-2 Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
MS-LS2-3 Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.