Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
Analyze the relationships among components of an ecosystem.
Describe how changes in physical and biological indicators (e.g., soil, plants, animals) of water systems reflect changes in these systems (e.g. changes in bloodworm populations reflect changes in pollution levels in streams).
Understand how biological diversity impacts the stability of an ecosystem.
Analyze the positive or negative impacts of outside influences on an ecosystem.
Explain how natural processes (e.g., seasonal change, catastrophic events, habitat alterations) impact the environment over time.
Explain the biotic (i.e., plant, animal, and microbial communities) and abiotic (i.e., soil, air, temperature, and water) components of an ecosystem and their interaction.
Examine and explain what happens to an ecosystem as biological diversity changes.
Describe how living organisms affect the survival of one another.
Explain the dynamics of a wetland ecosystem.
Explain the significance of diversity in ecosystems.