MA.LS. LIFE SCIENCE
Changes in Ecosystems Over Time
LS.17. Identify ways in which ecosystems have changed throughout geologic time in response to physical conditions, interactions among organisms, and the actions of humans. Describe how changes may be catastrophes such as volcanic eruptions or ice storms.
LS.18. Recognize that biological evolution accounts for the diversity of species developed through gradual processes over many generations.
Evolution and Biodiversity
LS.10. Give examples of ways in which genetic variation and environmental factors are causes of evolution and the diversity of organisms.