Performance Standards/ Disciplinary Core Ideas / Science & Engineering Practices:
MS-PS1-3 Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.
MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
DCI ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
Human activities have significantly altered the biosphere, sometimes damaging or destroying natural habitats and causing the extinction of other species. But changes to Earth’s environments can have different impacts (negative and positive) for different living things. (MS-ESS3-3)
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
Engaging in Argument from Evidence
Cause and Effect
Today in Class:
1. First, I showed you the Sustainability Showcase invitation… I had shared this with you last night on Google.Classroom. Everyone decided who they wanted to email this invitation to and who they wanted to hand deliver this to (like parents or local businesses). Then you wrote a couple of lines on this invitation, thanking the professionals that you may have worked with or partnered with, and invited them to the Showcase next week.
2. Next, I shared the grade sheet / checklist for the Google.Slides presentation for your project. This presentation should illustrate that you understand the STEM Engineering Design Plan, and that you can apply scientific concepts, analyze your data, evaluate a problem and design a solution. I reminded your class to please make sure that you are double-checking the checklist – the rubric. You have already been shown these directions and they have been written for you in other places (like on this Blog)— so this gradesheet/ checklist is your final reminder.
3. You and your partner started working on the slides. I graded your Title Slide.
4. Everyone should have turned in your graph / data table / chart. I will grade these tonight.
Homework / Take Away Task : 15-20 minutes of work time on your Google Slides for your Sustainability Showcase Project.