- Analyze and interpret data to make sense of phenomena using logical reasoning.
- Construct an argument with evidence, data and/or a model.
- Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
- When the environment changes in ways that affect a
place's physical characteristics, temperature, or availability of
resources, some organisms survive and reproduce, others move to new
locations, yet others move into the transformed environment, and some
- Social Interactions and Group Behavior
part of a group helps animals obtain food, defend themselves, and cope
with changes. Groups may serve different functions and vary
dramatically in size.
- For any paricular environment, some kinds of organisms survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
- Biodiversity and Humans
- Populations live in a variety of habitats, and change in those habitats affects the organisms living there.
- Cause and effect relationships are routinely identified, tested, and used to explain change.
- The shape and stability of structures of natural and designed objects are related to their function(s).
- Scale, Proportion & Quantity
- Natural objects and/or observable phenomena exist from the
very small to the immensely large or from the very short to the very
long time periods.
- Systems and System Models
- A system can be described in terms of its components and their interactions.