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Ecology Next Generation Science Standards

Next Generation Science Standards

3-5-ETS1-1 – Engineering Design

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

3-5-ETS1-2 – Engineering Design

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.

3-ESS2-1 – Earth’s Systems

Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.

3-ESS2-2 – Earth’s Systems

Obtain and combine information to describe climates indifferent regions of the world.

3-PS2-1 – Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.

3-PS2-2 – Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide   evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

4-ESS2-1 – Earth’s Systems

Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation.

4-ESS3-2 – Earth and Human Activity

Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.

4-PS3-4 – Energy

Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

5-ESS2-1 – Earth’s Systems

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

5-ESS2-2 – Earth’s Systems

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.

5-ESS3-1 – Earth and Human Activity

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

5-LS2-1 – Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.

5-PS1-1 – Matter and its Interactions

                                Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

5-PS1-4 – Matter and its Interactions

Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.

5-PS3-1 – Energy

Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.

HS-ESS2-5 – Earth’s Systems

Plan and conduct an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on Earth materials and surface processes.

HS-ESS3-3 – Earth and Human Activity

Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity.

HS-ESS3-4 – Earth and Human Activity

Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.

HS-ETS1-1 – Engineering Design

Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.

HS-ETS1-3 – Engineering Design

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.

HS-LS2-7 – Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.

HS-LS4-2 – Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

Construct an explanation based on evidence that the process of evolution primarily results from four factors: (1) the potential for a species to increase in number, (2) the heritable genetic variation of individuals in a species due to mutation and sexual reproduction, (3) competition for limited resources, and (4) the proliferation of those organisms that are better able to survive and reproduce in the environment.

HS-LS4-4 – Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

Construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptation of populations.

HS-PS1-2 – Matter and its Interactions

Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.

HS-PS1-5 – Matter and its Interactions

Apply scientific principles and evidence to provide an explanation about the effects of changing the temperature or concentration of the reacting particles on the rate at which a reaction occurs.

HS-PS1-6 – Matter and its Interactions

Refine the design of a chemical system by specifying a change in conditions that would produce increased amounts of products at equilibrium.

HS-PS2-3 – Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

Apply scientific and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision.

HS-PS3-3 – Energy

Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.

K-ESS3-1 – Earth and Human Activity

Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live.

K-ESS3-3 – Earth and Human Activity

Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.