High School (SCI) Earth Space Science Standards
[ESS2] Earth's Systems
SCI-HS.ESS2.06 Develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.
Clarification Statement:Earth Science/Environmental Science: Emphasis is on modeling biogeochemical cycles that include the
cycling of carbon through the ocean, atmosphere, soil, and biosphere (including humans), providing the
foundation for living organisms. Disciplinary Core Ideas ESS2.D: Weather and Climate
-Gradual atmospheric changes were due to plants
and other organisms that captured carbon dioxide
and released oxygen.
Changes in the atmosphere due to human activity
have increased carbon dioxide concentrations and
thus affect climate.
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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