[SC2015] LSC7 (7) 7 :
7 ) Use empirical evidence from patterns and data to demonstrate how changes to
physical or biological components of an ecosystem (e.g., deforestation,
succession, drought, fire, disease, human activities, invasive species) can lead
to shifts in populations.
[SC2015] LSC7 (7) 5 :
5 ) Examine the cycling of matter between abiotic and biotic parts of
ecosystems to explain the flow of energy and the conservation of matter.
a. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how food is broken
down through chemical reactions to create new molecules that support growth
and/or release energy as it moves through an organism.
b. Generate a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of
photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of matter and flow of
energy into and out of organisms.
[SC2015] ES6 (6) 7 :
7 ) Use models to construct explanations of the various biogeochemical cycles
of Earth (e.g., water, carbon, nitrogen) and the flow of energy that drives
[SC2015] ES6 (6) 14 :
14 ) Analyze and interpret data (e.g., tables, graphs, maps of global and
regional temperatures; atmospheric levels of gases such as carbon dioxide and
methane; rates of human activities) to describe how various human activities
(e.g., use of fossil fuels, creation of urban heat islands, agricultural
practices) and natural processes (e.g., solar radiation, greenhouse effect,
volcanic activity) may cause changes in local and global temperatures over time.
[SC2015] ES6 (6) 15 :
15 ) Analyze evidence (e.g., databases on human populations, rates of
consumption of food and other natural resources) to explain how changes in human
population, per capita consumption of natural resources, and other human
activities (e.g., land use, resource development, water and air pollution,
urbanization) affect Earth's systems.