HS-ESS3-3    Earth and Human Activity

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

HS-ESS3-3. Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among the management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity. [Clarification Statement: Examples of factors that affect the management of natural resources include costs of resource extraction and waste management, per-capita consumption, and the development of new technologies. Examples of factors that affect human sustainability include agricultural efficiency, levels of conservation, and urban planning.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment for computational simulations is limited to using provided multi-parameter programs or constructing simplified spreadsheet calculations.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking

Mathematical and computational thinking in 9-12 builds on K-8 experiences and progresses to using algebraic thinking and analysis, a range of linear and nonlinear functions including trigonometric functions, exponentials and logarithms, and computational tools for statistical analysis to analyze, represent, and model data. Simple computational simulations are created and used based on mathematical models of basic assumptions.

Crosscutting Concepts

Stability and Change

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

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Science is a Human Endeavor

• Science is a result of human endeavors, imagination, and creativity.

Connections to other DCIs in this grade-band:

Articulation of DCIs across grade-bands:

Common Core State Standards Connections:

MP.2 Mathematics - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (HS-ESS3-3) Model with mathematics. (HS-ESS3-3)

HS-ESS3-3    Earth and Human Activity

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

HS-ESS3-3. Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among the management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity. [Clarification Statement: Examples of factors that affect the management of natural resources include costs of resource extraction and waste management, per-capita consumption, and the development of new technologies. Examples of factors that affect human sustainability include agricultural efficiency, levels of conservation, and urban planning.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment for computational simulations is limited to using provided multi-parameter programs or constructing simplified spreadsheet calculations.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking

Mathematical and computational thinking in 9-12 builds on K-8 experiences and progresses to using algebraic thinking and analysis, a range of linear and nonlinear functions including trigonometric functions, exponentials and logarithms, and computational tools for statistical analysis to analyze, represent, and model data. Simple computational simulations are created and used based on mathematical models of basic assumptions.

Crosscutting Concepts

Stability and Change

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

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Science is a Human Endeavor

• Science is a result of human endeavors, imagination, and creativity.

Connections to other DCIs in this grade-band:

Articulation of DCIs across grade-bands:

Common Core State Standards Connections:

MP.2 Mathematics - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (HS-ESS3-3) Model with mathematics. (HS-ESS3-3)

HS-ESS3-3    Earth and Human Activity

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

HS-ESS3-3. Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among the management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity. [Clarification Statement: Examples of factors that affect the management of natural resources include costs of resource extraction and waste management, per-capita consumption, and the development of new technologies. Examples of factors that affect human sustainability include agricultural efficiency, levels of conservation, and urban planning.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment for computational simulations is limited to using provided multi-parameter programs or constructing simplified spreadsheet calculations.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking

Mathematical and computational thinking in 9-12 builds on K-8 experiences and progresses to using algebraic thinking and analysis, a range of linear and nonlinear functions including trigonometric functions, exponentials and logarithms, and computational tools for statistical analysis to analyze, represent, and model data. Simple computational simulations are created and used based on mathematical models of basic assumptions.

Crosscutting Concepts

Stability and Change

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Science is a Human Endeavor

• Science is a result of human endeavors, imagination, and creativity.

Connections to other DCIs in this grade-band:

Articulation of DCIs across grade-bands:

Common Core State Standards Connections:

MP.2 Mathematics - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (HS-ESS3-3) Model with mathematics. (HS-ESS3-3)

* The performance expectations marked with an asterisk integrate traditional science content with engineering through a Practice or Disciplinary Core Idea.

The section entitled “Disciplinary Core Ideas” is reproduced verbatim from A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Cross-Cutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Integrated and reprinted with permission from the National Academy of Sciences.

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