Connections to Other Disciplines
 
Science: EALR 1 Systems, Content Standard 6-8 SYSA

Any system may be thought of as containing subsystems and as being a subsystem of a larger system.


Science: EALR 1 Systems, Content Standard 6-8 SYSB

The boundaries of a system can be drawn differently depending on the features of the system being investigated, the size of the system, and the purpose of the investigation.


Science: EALR 1 Systems, Content Standard 6-8 SYSC

The output of one system can become the input of another system.


Science: EALR 1 Systems, Content Standard 6-8 SYSD

In an open system, matter flows into and out of the system. In a closed system, energy may flow into or out of the system, but matter stays within the system.


Science: EALR 1 Systems, Content Standard 6-8 SYSE

If the input of matter or energy is the same as the output, then the amount of matter or energy in the system won't change; but if the input is more or less than the output, then the amount of matter or energy in the system will change.


Science: EALR 1 Systems, Content Standard 6-8 SYSF

The natural and designed world is complex; it is too large and complicated to investigate and comprehend all at once. Scientists and students learn to define small portions for the convenience of investigation. The units of investigation can be referred to as "systems."


Science: EALR 4 Life Science, Content Standard 6-8 LS1F

Lifestyle choices and living environments can damage structures at any level of organization of the human body and can significantly harm the whole organism.


Science: EALR 4 Life Science, Content Standard 6-8 LS2A

An ecosystem consists of all the populations living within a specific area and the nonliving factors they interact with. One geographical area may contain many ecosystems.


Science: EALR 4 Life Science, Content Standard 6-8 LS2B

Energy flows through an ecosystem from producers (plants) to consumers to decomposers. These relationships can be shown for specific populations in a food web.


Science: EALR 4 Life Science, Content Standard 6-8 LS2C

The major source of energy for ecosystems on Earth's surface is sunlight. Producers transform the energy of sunlight into the chemical energy of food through photosynthesis. This food energy is used by plants, and all other organisms to carry on life processes. Nearly all organisms on the surface of Earth depend on this energy source.


Science: EALR 4 Life Science, Content Standard 6-8 LS2D

Ecosystems are continuously changing. Causes of these changes include nonliving factors such as the amount of light, range of temperatures, and availability of water, as well as living factors such as the disappearance of different species through disease, predation, habitat destruction and overuse of resources or the introduction of new species.


Science: EALR 4 Life Science, Content Standard 6-8 LS2E

Investigations of environmental issues should uncover factors causing the problem and relevant scientific concepts and findings that may inform an analysis of different ways to address the issue.


Social Studies GLE 2.1.1 (Grade 6)

2.1.1 Analyzes the costs and benefits of economic choices made by groups and individuals in the past or present.


Social Studies GLE 2.2.1 (Grade 6)

2.2.1 Understands the production, distribution, and consumption of goods, services, and resources in societies from the past or in the present.


Social Studies GLE 2.2.1 (Grade 7)

2.2.1 Analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods, services, and resources in societies from the past or in the present.


Social Studies GLE 2.2.1 (Grade 8)

2.2.1 Analyzes how the forces of supply and demand have affected the production, distribution, and consumption of goods, services, and resources in the United States in the past or present.


Social Studies GLE 2.4.1 (Grade 6)

2.4.1 Understands the distribution of wealth and sustainability of resources in the world in the past or present.


Social Studies GLE 2.4.1 (Grade 7)

2.4.1 Understands and analyzes the distribution of wealth and sustainability of resources in Washington State.


Social Studies GLE 2.4.1 (Grade 8)

2.4.1 Understands and analyzes the distribution of wealth and sustainability of resources in the United States in the past or present.


Social Studies GLE 3.3.1 (Grade 6)

3.3.1 Understands that learning about the geography of the world helps us understand the global issue of sustainability.


 
 
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