Environmental Change Solution

Next Generation Standards

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.

Clarification Statement - Examples of environmental changes could include changes in land characteristics, water distribution, temperature, food, and other organisms.

Assessment Boundary - Assessment is limited to a single environmental change. Assessment does not include the greenhouse effect or climate change.

Massachusetts Standards

3-LS4-4 - Analyze and interpret given data about changes in a habitat and describe how the changes may affect the ability of organisms that live in that habitat to survive and reproduce.

Clarification Statement - Changes should include changes to landforms, distribution of water, climate, and availability of resources. Changes in the habitat could range in time from a season to a decade. While it is understood that ecological changes are complex, the focus should be on a single change to the habitat.

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3-LS4-4 - Environmental Change Solution