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Main topics covered

  • Population
  • Land and water use
  • Energy resources and consumption
  • Secondary topics covered
  • The living world for global flows
  • Pollution
  • Global change

Opportunities for laboratory investigation and project-based learning

  • Critically observe systems
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Think analytically and apply concepts to the solution of environmental problems
  • Evaluate the quality and validity of conclusions
  • Propose questions for further study
  • Communicate meaningfully about observations and conclusions

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Main topics covered

  • Systems and models
  • Human population, carry capacity, and resource use
  • Global warming
  • Environmental value systems
  • Secondary topics covered
  • Pollution management

Opportunities for practical work 

  • Systems-level analysis
  • Holistic evaluation
  • Sustainability investigations
  • Comparing and contrasting local and global case studies
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Evaluate the quality and validity of conclusions

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  • PS3 Energy
  • LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
  • ESS2 Earth’s Systems
  • ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

Includes connections to Common Core State Standards across curriculum

  • ELA/Literacy
  • Mathematics
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