Pennsylvania Science Anchors
S.A.3. Systems, Models, and Patterns
S4.B.3.2 Biological Sciences Describe, explain, and predict change in natural or human-made systems and the possible effects of those changes on the environment.
S4.B.3.3 Biological Sciences Identify or describe human reliance on the environment at the individual or the community level.
Pennsylvania Science & Technology Standards and Ecology & Environment Standards
Science NetLinks Benchmark 5 - The Living Environment - How living things function and interact. A. Diversity of Life
"One of the most general distinctions among organisms is between plants, which use sunlight to make their own food, and animals, which consume energy-rich foods. Animals and plants have a great variety of body plans and internal structures that contribute to their being able to make or find food and reproduce. All organisms, including the human species, are part of and depend on two main interconnected global food webs."
D. Interdependence of Life - " In all environments freshwater, marine, forest, desert, grassland, mountain, and others organisms with similar needs may compete with one another for resources, including food, space, water, air, and shelter.
Aligned with Pennsylvania Academic Standards: Reading, Writing, Science & Technology, Ecology & Environment, Mathematics, Geography, Career.
Aligned with National Academic Standards: Technology, Science, Geography.