Competition in plants lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a higher ability class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. Includes powerpoint timers, slide animations, embedded video’s and mini review. NB: If you are unable to play embedded videos please view slide notes for link.
AQA spec link: 188.8.131.52
Relevant chapter: B16 Adaptations, interdependence and competitions. AQA Biology third edition textbook-Page 266-267
Students are required to know the following;
Plants in a community or habitat often compete with each other for light and space, and for water and mineral ions from the soil.
Animals often compete with each other for food, mates and territory. Within a community each species depends on other species for food, shelter, pollination, seed dispersal etc. If one species is removed it can affect the whole community. This is called interdependence. A stable community is one where all the species and environmental factors are in balance so that population sizes remain fairly constant.
Students should be able to extract and interpret information from charts, graphs, and tables relating to the interaction of organisms within a community.