High School (SCI) Earth Space Science Standards
[ESS3] Earth and Human Activity
SCI-HS.ESS3.02 Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
Clarification Statement:Earth Science/Environmental Science: Emphasis is on the conservation, recycling, and reuse of resources
(such as minerals and metals) where possible, and on minimizing impacts where it is not. Examples include
developing best practices for agricultural soil use, mining (for coal, tar sands, and oil shales), and pumping
(for petroleum and natural gas). Science knowledge indicates what can happen in natural systems—not what
should happen. Disciplinary Core Ideas ESS3.A: Natural Resources
-Resource availability has guided the
development of human society.
ESS3.B: Natural Hazards
-Natural hazards and other geologic events
have shaped the course of human history;
[they] have significantly altered the sizes of
human populations and have driven human
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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