New York Standards
NY.7. Interdisciplinary Problem Solving: Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, science, and technology and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning.
7.1: The knowledge and skills of mathematics, science, and technology are used together to make informed decisions and solve problems, especially those relating to issues of science/technology/society, consumer decision making, design, and inquiry into phenomena.
7.1.1. Analyze science/technology/society problems and issues that affect their home, school, or community, and carry out a remedial course of action
NY.L4. The Living Environment: Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
L4.7: Human decisions and activities have had a profound impact on the physical and living environments.
4.7.1. Identify ways in which humans have changed their environment and the effects of those changes.