Objective: Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the connection between organisms and their environment as well as the connection of science to their lives and society.

Science in Context Database

1a: General characteristics of taxomic group.

Science in Context Database

1b. Common examples and descriptions of any subgroups general
- Structural and behavioral
- Habitat and niche
- Life processess (nutrition, gas exchange,or repiration, transport or circulation, reproduction, locomotion, and response to the environment
- Relationship of the group with humans and/or other species.

Global Issues in Context

2. Each team chooses a Science/Technology/Society issue relatd to the taxonomic group (or any subgroup) to research in detail. [For example, teams investigating plants can decide to explore and research deforestation and logging and its subsequent effects.] Consult the list at the top of your packet for STS/ Environmental Issues. When using Global Issues in Context for this segment, try using the Advanced Search method for better results.humans in altering their environment. The link below,Opposing Viewpoints in Context, will also provide valuable information for this part of your assignment.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Environmental Protection Agency

3. Teams will identify the role of technology and science in either adding to the threat or helping to resolve the issue, addressing the role of humans in altering their environment.
The Environmental Protection Agency web site provides a wealth of information on the subject. Explore the entire website for information on the problem, the solutions and what you can do to help.