Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth systems.

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)
Apply concepts of statistics and probability to support explanations that organisms with an advantageous heritable trait tend to increase in proportion to organisms lacking this trait.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.

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)
Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Analyze displays of pictorial data to compare patterns of similarities in the embryological development across multiple species to identify relationships not evident in the fully formed anatomy.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)