|SEP-1: Asking Questions and Defining Problems
Analyze complex real-world problems by specifying criteria and constraints for successful solutions.
SEP-4: Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Analyze data using tools, technologies and/or models in order to make valid and reliable scientific claims or determine an optimal design solution.
SEP-5: Using Mathematical and Computational Thinking
Use mathematical, computational, and/or algorithmic representations of phenomena or design solutions to describe and/or support claims and/or explanations.
SEP-6: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
Design, evaluate, and/or refine a solution to a complex real-world problem, based on scientific knowledge, student-generated sources of evidence, prioritized criteria, and tradeoff considerations.
SEP-7: Engaging in Argument from Evidence
Make and defend a claim based on evidence about the natural world or the effectiveness of a design solution that reflects scientific knowledge and student-generated evidence
|LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
Ecosystems have carrying capacities resulting from biotic and abiotic factors. The fundamental tension between resource availability and organism populations, affects the abundance of species in any given ecosystem.
LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
If a biological or physical disturbance to an ecosystem occurs, including one induced by human activity, the ecosystem may return to its more or less original state or become a very different ecosystem, depending on the complex set of interactions within the ecosystem.
ESS3.B: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
Sustainability of human societies and of the biodiversity that supports them requires responsible management of natural resources, including the development of technologies.
|CCC-2: Cause and Effect
Systems can be designed to cause a desired effect
SEP-3: Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
The significance of a phenomenon is dependent on the scale, proportion, and quantity at which it occurs.
CCC-4: Systems and System Models
Systems can be designed to do specific tasks.
CCC-6: Structure and Function
The functions and properties of natural and designed objects and systems an be inferred from their overall structure, the way their components are shaped and used, and the molecular substructures of their various materials