NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS
Supports Crosscutting Concepts:
Cause and Effect
Stability and Change
Supports Science and Engineering Practices:
Asking questions and defining problems
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, Evaluating, and communicating information
The following Disciplinary Core Idea is supported:
ESS3.C. Human impacts on Earth systems
LS4.D. Biodiversity and humans
ETS1.A. Defining and delimiting engineering problems
ETS1.B. Developing possible solutions
ETS1.C. Optimizing the design solution
Supports Performance Expectations:
K-ESS3-3. Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air,
and/or other living things in the local environment.
K-2-ETS1-1. Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people
want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new
or improved object or tool.
3-LS4-4. Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment
changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.
3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well
each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
MS-LS2-5. Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.
MS-ETS1-1. Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to
ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential
impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
MS-ETS1-2. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic prcoess to determine how well
they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
HS-LS2-7. Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities
on the environment and biodiversity.
HS-ESS3-4. Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on
HS-ETS1-1. Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and
constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
HS-ETS1-2. Design a solution to a complex real world problem by breaking it down into smaller,
more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.
HS-ETS1-3. Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and
trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and
aesthethics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
SUPPORT FOR COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
W.1. Text Types and Purposes
W.2. Text Types and Purposes
W.8. Research to Build and Present Knowledge
SL.1. Comprehension and Collaboration
SL.4. Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
SL.5. Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas