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G. How Living Things Interact with Their Environment: 2. The student understands the consequences of using limited natural resources.: 9-12: The student...

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knows that layers of energy-rich organic materials have been gradually turned into great coal beds and oil pools (fossil fuels) by the pressure of the overlying earth and that humans burn fossil fuels to release the stored energy as heat and carbon dioxide.

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knows that changes in a component of an ecosystem will have unpredictable effects on the entire system but that the components of the system tend to react in a way that will restore the ecosystem to its original condition.

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understands how genetic variation of offspring contributes to population control in an environment and that natural selection ensures that those who are best adapted to their surroundings survive to reproduce.

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knows that the world ecosystems are shaped by physical factors that limit their productivity.

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understands that the amount of life any environment can support is limited and that human activities can change the flow of energy and reduce the fertility of the Earth.

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knows the ways in which humans today are placing their environmental support systems at risk (e.g., rapid human population growth, environmental degradation, and resource depletion).

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