WI.A. Science Connections: Students in Wisconsin will understand that there are unifying themes: systems, order, organization, and interactions; evidence, models, and explanations; constancy, change, and measurement; evolution, equilibrium, and energy; form and function among scientific disciplines.
A.8.5. Show how models and explanations, based on systems, were changed as new evidence accumulated (the effects of constancy, evolution, change, and measurement should all be part of these explanations).
A.8.8. Use the themes of evolution, equilibrium, and energy to predict future events or changes in the natural world.
WI.F. Life and Environmental Science: Students in Wisconsin will demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics and structures of living things, the processes of life, and how living things interact with one another and their environment.
F.8.2. Structure and Function in Living Things: Show how organisms have adapted structures to match their functions, providing means of encouraging individual and group survival within specific environments.