Finer grained standards that are part of this one
Evaluate the evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species’ chances to survive and reproduce.
Use mathematical and/or computational models to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.
Use mathematical representations to support claims for the cycling of matter and flow of energy among organisms in an ecosystem.
Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
Use evidence from mathematical representations to explain factors that affect population dynamics and biodiversity.
Develop a model to illustrate the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of carbon among the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.
Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for the cycling of matter and flow of energy in aerobic and anaerobic conditions.