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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

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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)
Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.*

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)
Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.

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Middle School (6-8)
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)
Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

Performance Expectation

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Middle School (6-8)
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)
Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)

DCI Arrangements

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)