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5-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity

Students who demonstrate understanding can: Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
Clarification Statement: Examples of information might include the use of natural fertilizers or biological pest control by farmers, replanting trees after cutting them by the logging industry, and the institution of recycling programs in cities.
Assessment Boundary: N/A

Crosscutting Concepts

Science & Engineering Practices 

Disciplinary Core Ideas 

System and System Models:

  • A system can be described in terms of its components and their interactions.

Obtaining, Evaluating, and  Communicating Information:

  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information in 3– 5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to evaluating the merit and accuracy of ideas and methods.
  • Obtain and combine information from books and/or other reliable media to explain phenomena or solutions to a design problem. 

Human Impacts on Earth Systems:

  • Human activities in agriculture, industry, and everyday life have had major effects on the land, vegetation, streams, ocean, air, and even outer space. But individuals and communities are doing things to help protect Earth’s resources and environments.


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