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Monarch's Forest Ecosystem
Mexico's Oyamel Fir Forest
Science Education Standards
have basic needs. The world has many different environments,
and distinct ones support the life of different types of organisms.
of an organism's internal environment involves sensing the internal
environment and changing physiological activities to keep conditions
within range required to survive. (5-8)
evolution accounts for the diversity of species through gradual
processes over many generations. Species acquire many of their
unique characteristics through biological adaptation, which
involves the selection of naturally occurring variations in
populations. Biological adaptations include changes in structures,
behaviors, or physiology that enhance survival and reproductive
success in a particular environment. (5-8)
changes from day to day and over the seasons. Weather can be described
by measurable quantities, such as temperature, wind direction
and speed, and precipitation. (K-4)
to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies
to acquire, process, and report information.
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