ESS3: Earth and Human Activity

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Core Idea
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
ESS3.A: Natural Resources
ESS3.B: Natural Hazards
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
ESS3.D: Global Climate Change

 In ESS3: Earth and Human Activity, performance expectations are designed for students to create an understanding of how natural resources, natural hazards, and human activities affect Earth’s systems. Students should demonstrate an understanding of some complex interconnections between humans and the environment.


3-ESS3-1 Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.

5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth's resources and environment.

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Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawai?i, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.