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Develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Construct an argument based on evidence about the simultaneous coevolution of Earth’s systems and life on Earth.

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)
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)
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 or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.*

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
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)
Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.

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)
Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)