Rhode Island Standards
RI.LS4. Life Science: Humans are similar to other species in many ways, and yet are unique among Earth's life forms.
LS4 (5-8) INQ-10. Use data and observations to support the concept that environmental or biological factors affect human body systems (biotic & abiotic).
LS4 (5-6)-10. Students demonstrate an understanding of human body systems by...
10c. Identifying the biotic (e.g., microbes, parasites, food availability, aging process) and abiotic (e.g., radiation, toxic materials, carcinogens) factors that cause disease and affect human health.