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MS-ESS3 Human Impacts

  • MS-ESS3-3 NM Describe the advantages and disadvantages associated with technologies related to local industries and energy production.

    • 7 Engaging in Argumentation from Evidence

      • 7.a Compare and critique two arguments on the same topic and analyze whether they emphasize similar or different evidence and/or interpretations of facts.

    • 8 Obtaining, Evaluating and Communicating Information

      • 8.c Gather, read, and synthesize information from multiple appropriate sources and assess the credibility, accuracy, and possible bias of each publication and methods used, and describe how they are supported or not supported by evidence.

    • ESS3.A Natural Resources

    • ESS3.C Human Impacts on Earth Systems

      • ESS3.C The sustainability of human societies and the biodiversity that supports them requires responsible management of natural resources.

    • ETS2.B Influence of Engineering, Technology, and Science on Society and the Natural World

      • ETS2.B The uses of technologies and any limitations on their use are driven by individual or societal needs, desires, and values; by the findings of scientific research; and by differences in such factors as climate, natural resources, and economic conditions.

    • 2 Cause and Effect

      • 2.2 Cause and effect relationships may be used to predict phenomena in natural or designed systems.

    • 4 Systems and System Models

      • 4.2 Models can be used to represent systems and their interactions— such as inputs, processes, and outputs—and energy, matter, and information flows within systems.