High School (SCI) Earth Space Science Standards
[ESS3] Earth and Human Activity
SCI-HS.ESS3.04 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
Clarification Statement:Earth Science/Environmental Science: Examples of data on the impacts of human activities could include
the quantities and types of pollutants released, changes to biomass and species diversity, or areal changes in
land surface use (such as for urban development, agriculture and livestock, or surface mining). Examples for
limiting future impacts could range from local efforts (such as reducing, reusing, and recycling resources) to
large-scale geoengineering design solutions (such as altering global temperatures by making large changes
to the atmosphere or ocean). 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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