Next Generation Science Standards
NGSS.MS-ESS. EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
MS-ESS3. Earth and Human Activity - Students who demonstrate understanding can:
MS-ESS3-4. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
MS-ESS3.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS3.D: Global Climate Change
ESS3.D:1. Human activities, such as the release of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, are major factors in the current rise in Earth’s mean surface temperature (global warming). Reducing the level of climate change and reducing human vulnerability to whatever climate changes do occur depend on the understanding of climate science, engineering capabilities, and other kinds of knowledge, such as understanding of human behavior and on applying that knowledge wisely in decisions and activities. (MS-ESS3-5)