National Standards

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National Science Education Standards Addressed in the Article

  • Abilities Necessary to Do Scientific Inquiry
  • Understandings About Scientific Inquiry
  • Populations and Ecosystems
  • Understandings About Science and Technology
  • Natural Hazards
  • Science and Technology in Society
  • Science as a Human Endeavor
  • Nature of Science
  • History of Science

Social Studies Education Standards Addressed in the Article

  • Culture
  • Time, Continuity, and Change
  • People, Places, and Environments
  • Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
  • Power, Authority, and Governance
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Global Connections

Common Core Education Standards Addressed in This Article

  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Craft and Structure
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Next Generation Science Standards Addressed in the Article

  • Science and Engineering Practices
         Asking Questions and Defining Problems
         Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
         Analyzing and Interpreting Data
         Developing and Using Models
         Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
         Engaging in Argument from Evidence
         Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
         Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
  • Disciplinary Core Ideas
    Life Science: LS1.A Structure and Function; LS2.A Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems; LS2.B Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems; LS2.C Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience; LS4.C Adaptation; LS4.D Biodiversity and Humans
    Earth and Space Science: ESS2.A Earth’s Materials and Systems; ESS2.D Weather and Climate; ESS3.A Natural Resources; ESS3.B Natural Hazards; ESS3.C Human Impacts on Earth Systems; ESS3.D Global Climate Change
  • Crosscutting Concepts
         Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Prediction
         Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
         Systems and Systems Models
         Structure and Function
         Stability and Change
         Connections to Nature of Science
         Connection to Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science


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