Illinois Goals and Standards addressed:
Goal 12: Understand the fundamental concepts, principles, and interconnections of the life, physical,
and earth/space sciences.
: Know and apply concepts that describe how living things interact with each other and with
Middle/Junior High: 12.B.3a
: Identify and classify biotic and abiotic factors in an environment
that affect population density, habitat, and placement of organisms in an energy pyramid.
Early High School: 12.B.4b:
Simulate and analyze factors that influence the size and stability
of populations within ecosystems.
Late High school: 12.B.5b:
Compare and predict how life forms can adapt to changes in the
environment by applying concepts of change and constancy.
Understand the relationships among science, technology, and society in historical and contem-
: Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and
Middle/Junior High: 13.B.3d:
Analyze the interaction of resource acquisition, technological
development, and ecosystem impact.