Influence of engineering, technology, and science on society and the natural world
Analyzing data to answer research questions
Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials
Communicating technical information about how some technological devices use the principles of wave behavior and wave interactions with matter to transmit and capture information and energy.
Using mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave.
Using mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media.
The relationships among management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity
Evaluating or refining solutions that reduce impacts of human activities on natural systems
Evaluating competing design solutions for developing, managing, or utilizing resources based on cost-benefit ratios
Applying scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment
Constructing an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variation in a population changes individuals' probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment
Using mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in a population over time
Using argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors affect the probability of successful reproduction
Constructing an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems
Evaluating competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services
Analyzing and interpreting data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations in an ecosystem
Constructing an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations
Using computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales
Using mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems at different scales
Evaluating the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem
Designing, evaluating, and refining a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity
Creating or revising a simulation to test a solution to mitigate adverse impacts of human activity on biodiversity
Evaluating the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in: (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species