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Science Level 09 Capacity Matrices

Contents

Physical Science

Life Science

Earth Systems Science

Measurement Topic: SC.09.H31 The history of the universe, solar system and Earth can be inferred from evidence left from past events Capacity Matrix SC.09.H31

SC.09.H31.01.03 Develop, communicate, and justify an evidence-based scientific explanation addressing questions about Earth's history (CAS: HS.3.1.a)

SC.09.H31.02.03 Analyze and interpret data regarding Earth's history using direct and indirect evidence (CAS: HS.3.1.b)

SC.09.H31.03.03 Analyze and interpret data regarding the history of the universe using direct and indirect evidence (CAS: HS.3.1.c)

SC.09.H31.04.03 Seek, evaluate, and use a variety of specialized resources available from libraries, the Internet, and the community to find scientific information on Earth's history (CAS: HS.3.1.d)

SC.09.H31.05.03 Examine, evaluate, question, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media to investigate the history of the universe, solar system and Earth (CAS: HS.3.1.e)

Measurement Topic: SC.09.H32 As part of the solar system, Earth interacts with various extraterrestrial forces and energies such as gravity, solar phenomena, electromagnetic radiation, and impact events that influence the planet's geosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere in a variety of ways Capacity Matrix SC.09.H32

SC.09.H32.01.03 Develop, communicate, and justify an evidence-based scientific explanation addressing questions around the extraterrestrial forces and energies that influence Earth (CAS: HS.3.2.a)

SC.09.H32.02.03 Analyze and interpret data regarding extraterrestrial forces and energies (CAS: HS.3.2.b)

SC.09.H32.03.03 Clearly identify assumptions behind conclusions regarding extraterrestrial forces and energies and provide feedback on the validity of alternative explanations (CAS: HS.3.2.c)

SC.09.H32.04.03 Use specific equipment, technology, and resources such as satellite imagery, global positioning systems (GPS), global information systems (GIS), telescopes, video and image libraries, and computers to explore the universe ) (CAS: HS.3.2.d)

Measurement Topic: SC.09.H33 The theory of plate tectonics helps explain geological, physical, and geographical features of Earth Capacity Matrix SC.09.H33

SC.09.H33.01.03 Develop, communicate, and justify an evidence-based scientific explanation about the theory of plate tectonics and how it can be used to understand geological, physical, and geographical features of Earth (CAS: HS.3.3.a)

SC.09.H33.02.03 Analyze and interpret data on plate tectonics and the geological, physical, and geographical features of Earth (CAS: HS.3.3.b)

SC.09.H33.03.03 Understand the role plate tectonics has had with respect to long-term global changes in Earth's systems such as continental buildup, glaciations, sea-level fluctuations, and climate change (CAS: HS.3.3.c)

SC.09.H33.04.03 Investigate and explain how new conceptual interpretations of data and innovative geophysical technologies led to the current theory of plate tectonics (CAS: HS.3.3.d)

Measurement Topic: SC.09.H34 Climate is the result of energy transfer among interactions of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere Capacity Matrix SC.09.H34

SC.09.H34.01.03 Develop, communicate, and justify an evidence-based scientific explanation that shows climate is a result of energy transfer among the atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere and biosphere (CAS: HS.3.4.a)

SC.09.H34.02.03 Analyze and interpret data on Earth's climate (CAS: HS.3.4.b)

SC.09.H34.03.03 Explain how a combination of factors such as Earth's tilt, seasons, geophysical location, proximity to oceans, landmass location, latitude, and elevation determine a location's climate (CAS: 3.4.c)

SC.09.H34.04.03 Identify mechanisms in the past and present that have changed Earth's climate (CAS: HS.3.4.d)

SC.09.H34.05.03 Analyze the evidence and assumptions regarding climate change (CAS: HS.3.4.e)

SC.09.H34.06.03 Interpret evidence from weather stations, buoys, satellites, radars, ice and ocean sediment cores, tree rings, cave deposits, native knowledge, and other sources in relation to climate change (CAS: HS.3.4.f)

Measurement Topic: SC.09.H35 There are costs, benefits, and consequences of exploration, development, and consumption of renewable and nonrenewable resources Capacity Matrix SC.09.H35

SC.09.H35.01.03 Develop, communicate, and justify an evidence-based scientific explanation regarding the costs and benefits of exploration, development, and consumption of renewable and nonrenewable resources (CAS: HS.3.5.a)

SC.09.H35.02.03 Evaluate positive and negative impacts on the geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere in regards to resource use (CAS: HS.3.5.b)

SC.09.H35.03.03 Create a plan to reduce environmental impacts due to resource consumption (CAS: HS.3.5.c)

SC.09.H35.04.03 Analyze and interpret data about the effect of resource consumption and development on resource reserves to draw conclusions about sustainable use (CAS: HS.3.5.d)

Measurement Topic: SC.09.H36 The interaction of Earth's surface with water, air, gravity, and biological activity causes physical and chemical changes Capacity Matrix SC.09.H36

SC.09.H36.01.03 Develop, communicate, and justify an evidence-based scientific explanation addressing questions regarding the interaction of Earth's surface with water, air, gravity, and biological activity (CAS: HS.3.6.a)

SC.09.H36.02.03 Analyze and interpret data, maps, and models concerning the direct and indirect evidence produced by physical and chemical changes that water, air, gravity, and biological activity create (CAS: HS.3.6.b)

SC.09.H36.03.03 Evaluate negative and positive consequences of physical and chemical changes on the geosphere (CAS: HS.3.6.c)

SC.09.H36.04.03 Use remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) data to interpret landforms and landform impact on human activity (CAS: HS.3.6.d)

Measurement Topic: SC.09.H37 Natural hazards have local, national and global impacts such as volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and thunderstorms Capacity Matrix SC.09.H37

SC.09.H37.01.03 Develop, communicate, and justify an evidence-based scientific explanation regarding natural hazards, and explain their potential local and global impacts (CAS: HS.3.7.a)

SC.09.H37.02.03 Analyze and interpret data about natural hazards using direct and indirect evidence (CAS: HS.3.7.b)

SC.09.H37.03.03 Make predictions and draw conclusions about the impact of natural hazards on human activity - locally and globally (CAS: 3.7.c)

Nature of Science

Measurement Topic: SC.09.H41 Nature of Science Capacity Matrix SC.09.H41

SC.09.H41.01.03 Ask testable questions and make a falsifiable hypothesis about plate tectonics and changes in the geosphere and use an inquiry base approach to find an answer, and critically evaluate strengths and weaknesses of a model that represents complex natural phenomena



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