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. (Cause and Effect)

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



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


Learning Plans


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