HS-ESS3-3: Biodiversity, Natural Resources, and Human Sustainability
Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity. (Stability and Change)
Clarification Statement: Examples of factors that affect the management of natural resources include costs of resource extraction and waste management, per-capita consumption, and the development of new technologies. Examples of factors that affect human sustainability include agricultural efficiency, levels of conservation, and urban planning.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment for computational simulations is limited to using provided multi-parameter programs or constructing simplified spreadsheet calculations.
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Stability and Change
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