HS-ESS3-6: Human Impacts on Earth Systems

Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity. (Systems and System Models)

Clarification Statement: Examples of Earth systems to be considered are the hydrosphere, atmosphere, cryosphere, geosphere, and/or biosphere. An example of the far-reaching impacts from a human activity is how an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide results in an increase in photosynthetic biomass on land and an increase in ocean acidification, with resulting impacts on sea organism health and marine populations.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include running computational representations but is limited to using the published results of scientific computational models.




Assessments

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Vocabulary

Human impacts (e.g. greenhouse gases)
Earth systems (hydrosphere, atmosphere, cryosphere, geosphere, and/or biosphere)
Global warming
Ocean acidification


Learning Plans


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