Influence of Engineering, Technology, and Science on Society and the Natural World

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 aesthetics as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.*

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.*

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth's surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Communicate technical information about how some technological devices use the principles of wave behavior and wave interactions with matter to transmit and capture information and energy.*

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Evaluate questions about the advantages of using digital transmission and storage of information.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.*

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)