MS-ESS3-4: Human Consumption of Natural Resources

Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.

Clarification Statement: Examples of evidence include grade-appropriate databases on human populations and the rates of consumption of food and natural resources (such as freshwater, mineral, and energy). Examples of impacts can include changes to the appearance, composition, and structure of Earth’s systems as well as the rates at which they change. The consequences of increases in human populations and consumption of natural resources are described by science, but science does not make the decisions for the actions society takes.

Assessment Boundary: none


Crosscutting Concepts
Cause and Effect



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Human population
Natural resources (e.g. freshwater, mineral, energy)
Earth’s systems (e.g. biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere)
Per-capita consumption
Cause and Effect

Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact earth's systems. (Cause and Effect)


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