Connecticut State Social Studies Standards:
Content Standard 10: Physical Systems K-4:
· (in part) Explain the factors that affect the location, distribution and associations of features of the physical environment.
· Define local environmental features.
Connecticut Core Science Curriculum Framework:
4.2 - All organisms depend on the living and non living features of the environment for
5.2 - Perceiving and responding to information about the environment is critical to the
survival of organisms.
6.2 - An ecosystem is composed of all the populations that are living in a certain space
and the physical factors with which they interact.