Access Point #: SC.7.L.17.In.3

Recognize that living things compete with each other to get the things they need to live in their local environment.
General Information
Number: SC.7.L.17.In.3
Category: Independent
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Big Idea: Interdependence

A. Plants and animals, including humans, interact with and depend upon each other and their environment to satisfy their basic needs.

B. Both human activities and natural events can have major impacts on the environment.

C. Energy flows from the sun through producers to consumers.

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Related Courses

This access point is part of these courses.
2002070: M/J Comprehensive Science 2
2002080: M/J Comprehensive Science 2, Advanced
2000010: M/J Life Science
2000020: M/J Life Science, Advanced
7820016: Access M/J Comprehensive Science 2
2002085: M/J Comprehensive Science 2 Accelerated Honors
7920040: Fundamental Integrated Science 3
2002200: M/J STEM Environmental Science
2001100: M/J Coastal Science 1
2001105: M/J Coastal Science 2

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