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 is not. Examples include developing best practices for agricultural soil use, mining (for coal, tar sands, and oil shales), and pumping (for petroleum and natural gas). Science knowledge indicates what can happen in natural systems—not what should happen.]

Source: http://www.nextgenscience.org/

For more specific information, including ways this performance expectation can achieve three-dimensional learning, please see this NGSS Evidence Statement.

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