What does a coyote need to survive or thrive?

Study each territory on the Visualization Tool and determine where a coyote would find the things it needs to survive. Do you think the territories vary in biodiversity? If so, how might that affect the coyotes and the size of their territory?


3-LS4-3 (Upper Elementary)

Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. 

4-LS1-1 (Upper Elementary)

Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

HS-LS2-1 (High School)

Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales. 

HS-LS2-2 (High School)

Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales. 

MS-LS2-1 (Middle School)

Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

MS-LS2-5 (Middle School)

Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.