Big Idea: Homeostasis of Populations and Ecological Systems

Examine the Big Idea of Homeostasis at the organismal, population and ecological system levels.

This Big Idea is that biological systems maintain homeostasis.

Main themes to integrate throughout this Big Idea are:

  • Biological systems utilize feedback mechanisms to regulate and maintain optimal conditions.
  • Time-dependent processes regulate biological systems.
  • Life requires organization which is energy dependent.
  • A biological system’s size and environment influences how it addresses physical and chemical challenges.