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

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.

Performance Expectation

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Middle School (6-8)
Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.*

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth's mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.*

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.*

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
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.

Performance Expectation

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3-5
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Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
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