There Ought to Be a Law


Students will engage in argument and collect and present evidence about air pollution solutions. Students will investigate currently proposed solutions and develop an argument to discuss the pros and cons of the solution.

Objectives
Evaluate competing design solutions for preserving ecosystem resources and biodiversity-based on how well the solutions maintain stability within the ecosystem. Emphasize obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information about different design solutions. Examples could include policies affecting ecosystems, responding to invasive species, or solutions for the preservation of ecosystem resources specific to Utah, such as air and water quality and prevention of soil erosion.

Engage in an argument supported by evidence about the effect of per- capita consumption of natural resources on Earth’s systems. Emphasize that these resources are limited and may be non-renewable. Examples of evidence include rates of consumption of food and natural resources such as freshwater, minerals, and energy sources.

Examine the natural and human-caused processes that cause Earth’s climate to change over intervals of time ranging from decades to millennia. Describe how humans depend on Earth’s resources.

Performance Expectations
Students will engage in argument and collect and present evidence about air pollution solutions. Students will investigate currently proposed solutions and develop an argument to discuss the pros and cons of the solution.

 

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