High School (SCI) Life Science Standards
[LS2] Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
SCI-HS.LS2.07 Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
Clarification Statement: Examples of human activities can include urbanization, building dams, and dissemination of invasive speci Disciplinary Core Ideas LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and
-Human activity in the environment can disrupt
an ecosystem. — including habitat destruction,
pollution, introduction of invasive species,
overexploitation, climate change, restoration,
conservation, and preservation.
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans
-Biodiversity is increased by the formation of
new species (speciation) and decreased by the
loss of species (extinction)
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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