Living Things/Environment

How Living Things Interact With Their Environment

 What you need to know:  Benchmark Checklist
 The student knows that viruses depend on other living things.  SC.G.1.3.1 
 The student knows that biological adaptations include changes in structures, behaviors, or physiology that enhance reproductive success in a particular environment.  SC.G.1.3.2 
 The student understands that the classification of living things is based on a given set of criteria and is a tool for understanding biodiversity and interrelationships.  SC.G.1.3.3 
 The student knows that the interactions of organisms with each other and with the nonliving parts of their environments result in the flow of energy and the cycling of matter throughout the system.  SC.G.1.3.4 AA 
 The student knows that life is maintained by a continuous input of energy from the sun and by the recycling of the atoms that make up the molecules of living organisms.   SC.G.1.3.5 
 The student knows that some resources are renewable and others are nonrenewable.  SC.G.2.3.1 
 The student knows that all biotic and abiotic factors are interrelated and that if one factor is changed or removed, it impacts the availability of other resources within the system.  SC.G.2.3.2 
 The student knows that a brief change in the limited resources of an ecosystem may alter the size of a population or the average size of individual organisms and that long-term change may result in the elimination of animal and plant populations inhabiting the Earth.  SC.G.2.3.3 
 The student understands that humans are a part of an ecosystem and their activities may deliberately or inadvertently alter the equilibrium in ecosystems. SC.G.2.3.4 

 Bold = Questions are asked on these topics EVERY year!