8th Grade (SCI) Earth Space Science Standards [ESS3] Earth and Human Activity
SCI-MS.ESS3.04 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human
population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's
Clarification Statement: Examples of evidence include grade-appropriate databases on human populations and the rates of
consumption of food and natural resources (such as freshwater, mineral, and energy). Examples of impacts
can include changes to the appearance, composition, and structure of Earth’s systems as well as the rates
at which they change. The consequences of increases in human populations and consumption of natural
resources are described by science, but science does not make the decisions for the actions society takes. Disciplinary Core Ideas ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
Typically, as human populations and per capita
consumption of natural resources
increase, so do the negative impacts on Earth
unless the activities and technologies involved
are engineered otherwise.
Student Learning Targets:
Skills (Performance) Targets
The Student can ...
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
“The Standard.” ... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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