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Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5
Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of water and fresh water in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5
Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
3
4
5
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
3
4
5
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
3
4
5
Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)