Grade Levels: 5-8 | Duration: 20+ mins
Play a game that shows the complicated cause and effect relationship involved in major environmental decisions.
|Next Generation Science Standards
|Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.
|Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.
|Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
|5-ESS2-2, MS-ESS3-3, HS-ESS3-1
|Science and Engineering Practices
|Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
|Cross Cutting Concepts
|Cause and Effect, Systems and System Models
|Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
a. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
|California History – Social Science Framework
Examine the importance of the great rivers and the struggle over water rights.