Ohio Science Academic Content Standards (2002)
Explain how humans are connected to and impact natural systems.
Explain the interconnectedness of the components of a natural system.
Grade Level Indicators (Grade 11)
Relate how birth rates, fertility rates and death rates are affected by various environmental factors.
Examine the contributing factors of human population growth that impact natural systems such as levels of education, children in the labor force, education and employment of women, infant mortality rates, costs of raising children, birth control methods, and cultural norms.
Show how populations can increase through linear or exponential growth with corresponding effects on resource use and environmental pollution.
Recognize that populations can reach or temporarily exceed the carrying capacity of a given environment. Show that the limitation is not just the availability of space but the number of organisms in relation to resources and the capacity of earth systems to support life.
National Science Education Standards
Populations and ecosystems (Grades 5 - 8)