c adaptations that enable organisms to survive within a specific ecosystem.
LS.10 The student will investigate and understand that ecosystems, communities, populations, and organisms are dynamic, change over time, and respond to daily, seasonal, and long-term changes in their environment.
a phototropism, hibernation, and dormancy;
b factors that increase or decrease population size; and
c eutrophication, climate changes, and catastrophic disturbances.
LS.11 The student will investigate and understand the relationships between ecosystem dynamics and human activity.
a food production and harvest;
b change in habitat size, quality, or structure;
c change in species competition;
d population disturbances and factors that threaten or enhance species survival; and
e environmental issues.
LS.12 The student will investigate and understand that organisms reproduce and transmit genetic information to new generations.