Clean Shorelines, Clean Oceans, Activity CA.3 in Waves, Wetlands, and Watersheds


Supports Crosscutting Concepts:
Cause and Effect
Structure and Function

Supports Science and Engineering Practices:
Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, Evaluating, and communicating information

Supports Disciplinary Core Ideas:
LS2.C. Ecosystem dynamics, functioning, and resilience
LS4.D. Biodiversity and humans
ESS3.C. Human impacts on Earth systems
ETS1.A. Defining and delimiting engineering problems
ETS1.B. Devloping possible solutions

Supports Performance Expectations:
K-ESS3-3. Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.
2-PS1-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
3-LS4-4. Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.
MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
HS-ESS3-4. Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
HS-ETS1-1. Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.


W.1. Text Types and Purposes (Ext. #3)
W.2. Text Types and Purposes (Ext. #3)
W.7. Research to Build and Present Knowledge
W.8. Research to Build and Present Knowledge
SL.1. Comprehension and Collaboration
SL.4. Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
SL.5. Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
MP.4. Model with mathematics
2.MD.10. Represent and interpret data
HS.N-Q. Reason quantitatively and use units to solve problems.