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K-ESS3-3 (Science (CA NGSS))

Standard Identifier: K-ESS3-3
Content Area: Science (CA NGSS)
Grade: K
Disciplinary Core Idea: ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems, ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
Cross Cutting Concept: CCC-2: Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Explanation
Science & Engineering Practice: SEP-8: Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
Content Area: Earth and Space Science

Title: K-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

Performance Expectation: Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.* [Clarification Statement: Examples of human impact on the land could include cutting trees to produce paper and using resources to produce bottles. Examples of solutions could include reusing paper and recycling cans and bottles.]

Disciplinary Core Idea(s):
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems Things that people do to live comfortably can affect the world around them. But they can make choices that reduce their impacts on the land, water, air, and other living things. ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions Designs can be conveyed through sketches, drawings, or physical models. These representations are useful in communicating ideas for a problem’s solutions to other people. (secondary to K-ESS3-3)

Science & Engineering Practices: Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information Communicate solutions with others in oral and/or written forms using models and/or drawings that provide detail about scientific ideas.

Crosscutting Concepts: Cause and Effect Events have causes that generate observable patterns.

California Environmental Principles and Concepts:
Principle I The continuation and health of individual human lives and of human communities and societies depend on the health of the natural systems that provide essential goods and ecosystem services. Principle II The long-term functioning and health of terrestrial, freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems are influenced by their relationships with human societies.

California Common Core State Standards Connections:
ELA/Literacy W.K.2: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.

DCI Connections:
Connections to other DCIs in kindergarten: K.ETS1.A Articulation across grade-levels: 2.ETS1.B; 4.ESS3.A; 5.ESS3.C

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