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Mr. Ghist's Science Page 

Platte Canyon High School
Bailey, Colorado

Science Standards

SCIENCE STANDARDS
5

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Students know and understand interrelationships among science, technology, and human activity and how they can affect the world.

 BENCHMARKS:

  • analyzing benefits, limitations, costs, and consequences involved in using technology or resources (for example, x-rays, agricultural chemicals, natural gas reserves)
    analyzing how the introduction of a new technology has affected or could affect human activity (for example, invention of the telescope, applications of modern telecommunications)

  • demonstrating the interrelationships between science and technology (for example, building a bridge, designing a better running shoe)

  • explaining the use of technology in an occupation

 

GRADE LEVEL EXPECTATIONS:

Guiding questions:

What impacts have advanced technologies had on the world?

How do people use science and technology in their professional and personal lives?

How do humans interact with the physical and biological earth?

 

 

Expectations:

 

discuss the scientific, technological, and political aspects of major challenges to society

analyze and evaluate how specific technological solutions may impact the environment in areas such as habitat loss, disruption of the food web, and temperature and chemical changes

identify particular characteristics of material resources (e.g. synthetic, composite, and biological)

explain how various energy sources and forms of information are also resources with specific characteristics

analyze how the introduction of a new technology has affected or could affect human activity

analyze benefits, limitations, costs and consequences involved in using technology or resources

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