HS-LS4-6: Human Impact on Biodiversity Solution

Create or revise a simulation to test a solution to mitigate adverse impacts of human activity on biodiversity. (Cause and Effect)

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on designing solutions for a proposed problem related to threatened or endangered species, or to genetic variation of organisms for multiple species.

Assessment Boundary: none


The following assessments were created by science teachers hoping to better understand the NGSS. In most cases teachers went from standard to assessment in around an hour.  These are drafts and should be used accordingly. Feel free to improve these assessments or contribute to the collection. Learn more about assessment design here.




Threatened species
Endangered species
Human impact (e.g. overpopulation, overexploitation, habitat destruction, pollution, invasive species, climate change)
Design solution
Cause and Effect


Learning Plans


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