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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)
Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Use a computer simulation to model the impact of proposed solutions to a complex real-world problem with numerous criteria and constraints on interactions within and between systems relevant to the problem.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Use tools and materials provided to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.*

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
K-2
K
Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
K-2
K