MS-ESS3-3: Human Impact on the Environment

Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment. (Cause and Effect)

Clarification Statement: Examples of the design process include examining human environmental impacts, assessing the kinds of solutions that are feasible, and designing and evaluating solutions that could reduce that impact. Examples of human impacts can include water usage (such as the withdrawal of water from streams and aquifers or the construction of dams and levees), land usage (such as urban development, agriculture, or the removal of wetlands), and pollution (such as of the air, water, or land).

Assessment Boundary: none




Assessments

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.


Phenomena

 

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Vocabulary

Human impact
 - Water usage (e.g. withdrawal of water from streams and aquifers)
 - Land usage (e.g. urban development, agriculture, removal of wetlands) 
 - Pollution (e.g. air, land, and water)
Environment
Design solutions
Cause and Effect


Learning Plans


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