VA.7-8. Virginia 2010 Science Standards of Learning
LS.13. The student will investigate and understand that populations of organisms change over time. Key concepts include
LS.13.a) The relationships of mutation, adaptation, natural selection, and extinction.
LS.13.b) Evidence of evolution of different species in the fossil record.
LS.6. The student will investigate and understand that organisms within an ecosystem are dependent on one another and on nonliving components of the environment. Key concepts include
LS.6.c) Complex relationships within terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems.
LS.8. The student will investigate and understand interactions among populations in a biological community. Key concepts include
LS.8.b) The relationship between predators and prey.
LS.8.c) Competition and cooperation.
LS.8.d) Symbiotic relationships.