HS-ESS3-6 Evidence Statement

Earth and Space Science: Earth and Human Activity – Evidence Statement 6 HS-ESS3-6: Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity. [Clarification Statement: Examples of Earth systems to be considered are the hydrosphere, atmosphere, cryosphere, geosphere, and/or biosphere. An example of […]

HS-ESS3-5 Evidence Statement

Earth and Space Science: Earth and Human Activity – Evidence Statement 5 HS-ESS3-5: 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. [Clarification Statement: Examples of evidence, for both data and climate […]

HS-ESS3-4 Evidence Statement

Earth and Space Science: Earth and Human Activity – Evidence Statement 4 HS-ESS3-4: Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.* [Clarification Statement: Examples of data on the impacts of human activities could include the quantities and types of pollutants released, changes to biomass and species diversity, or […]

HS-ESS3-3 Evidence Statement

Earth and Space Science: Earth and Human Activity – Evidence Statement 3 HS-ESS3-3: Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity. [Clarification Statement: Examples of factors that affect the management of natural resources include costs of resource extraction and waste management, per-capita consumption, […]

HS-ESS3-2 Evidence Statement

Earth and Space Science: Earth and Human Activity – Evidence Statement 2 HS-ESS3-2: Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.* [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the conservation, recycling, and reuse of resources (such as minerals and metals) where possible, and on minimizing impacts where it […]

HS-ESS3-1 Evidence Statement

Earth and Space Science: Earth and Human Activity – Evidence Statement 1 HS-ESS3-1: 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. [Clarification Statement: Examples of key natural resources include access to fresh water (such as rivers, lakes, and […]

HS-ESS2-7 Evidence Statement

Earth and Space Science: Earth’s Systems – Evidence Statement 7 HS-ESS2-7: Construct an argument based on evidence about the simultaneous coevolution of Earth’s systems and life on Earth. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the dynamic causes, effects, and feedbacks between the biosphere and Earth’s other systems, whereby geoscience factors control the evolution of life, which […]

HS-ESS2-6 Evidence Statement

Earth and Space Science: Earth’s Systems – Evidence Statement 6 HS-ESS2-6: Develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on modeling biogeochemical cycles that include the cycling of carbon through the ocean, atmosphere, soil, and biosphere (including humans), providing the foundation for […]

HS-ESS2-5 Evidence Statement

Earth and Space Science: Earth’s Systems – Evidence Statement 5 HS-ESS2-5: Plan and conduct an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on Earth materials and surface processes. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on mechanical and chemical investigations with water and a variety of solid materials to provide the evidence for connections between the […]