When humans alter ecosystems either by adding or removing specific organisms, serious consequences may result. For example, planting large expanses of one crop reduces the biodiversity of the area.
Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
Human decisions and activities have had a profound impact on the physical and living environment.
Explain the impact of technological development and growth in the human population on the living and nonliving environment.