Appendix G: MSDE Standards
Next Generation Science Standards
MS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
Science and Engineering Practices
Construction Explanations and Designing Solutions
Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
ESS3.D: Global Climate ChangeHuman activities, such as the release of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, are major factors in the current rise in Earth's mean surface temperature (global warming). Reducing the level of climate change and reducing human vulnerability to whatever climate changes do occur depend on the understanding of climate science, engineering capabilities, and other kinds of knowledge, such as understanding of human behavior and on applying that knowledge wisely in decisions and activities. (MS-ESS3-5)
Cause and Effect
Influence of Science, Engineering, and Technology on Society and the Natural World
MS-ETS1 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-1. Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
MS-ETS1-2. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
MS-ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
MS-ETS1-4. Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
Science and Engineering Practices
Asking Questions and
Developing and Using Models
Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Disciplinary Core Ideas
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
Influence of Science,
CCSS English Language Arts-Literacy > Writing
WHST.6-8.2 Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
WHST.6-8.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
WHST. 6.8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
WHST.6-8.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
WHST.6-8.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
WHST.6-8.9 Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis reflection, and research.
7.NS.A.3 Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.
Engineering Design and Development - Students will demonstrate knowledge of and apply the engineering design and development process. (ITEA, STL 8,9,11)
Maryland State STEM Standards of Practice
1. Learn and Apply Rigorous Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Content
STEM proficient students will learn and apply rigorous content within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines to answer complex questions, to investigate global issues, and to develop solutions for challenges and real world problems.
A. Demonstrate an understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content.
B. Apply science, technology, engineering, or mathematics content to answer complex questions, to investigate global issues, and to develop solutions for challenges and real world problems.
2. Integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Content
STEM proficient students will integrate content from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines as appropriate to answer complex questions, to investigate global issues, and to develop solutions for challenges and real world problems.
A. Analyze interdisciplinary connections that exist within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines and other disciplines.
B. Apply integrated science, technology, engineering, mathematics content, and other content as appropriate to answer complex questions, to investigate global issues, and to develop solutions for challenges and real world problems.
3. Interpret and Communicate Information from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
STEM proficient students will interpret and communicate information from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to answer complex questions, to investigate global issues, and to develop solutions for challenges and real world problems.
A. Identify, analyze, and synthesize appropriate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics information (text, visual, audio, etc.).
B. Apply appropriate domain-specific vocabulary when communicating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content.
C. Engage in critical reading and writing of technical information.
D. Evaluate and integrate multiple sources 0of information (e.g.: quantitative data, video and multimedia) presented in diverse formats.
E. Develop an evidence-based opinion or argument.
F. Communicate effectively and precisely with others.
Engage in Inquiry
STEM proficient students will engage in inquiry to investigate global issues, challenges, and real world problems.
A. Ask questions to identify and define global issues, challenges, and real world problems.
B. Conduct research to refine questions and develop new questions.
5. Engage in Logical Reasoning
STEM proficient students will engage in logical reasoning to answer complex questions, to investigate global issues, and to develop solutions for challenges and real world problems.
A. Engage in critical thinking.
B. Evaluate, select, and apply appropriate systematic approaches (scientific and engineering practices, engineering design process, and/or mathematical practices).
C. Apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content to construct creative and innovative ideas.
D. Analyze the impact of global issues and real world problems at the local, state, national, and international levels.
6. Collaborate as a STEM Team
STEM proficient students will collaborate as a STEM team to answer complex questions, to investigate global issues, and to develop solutions for challenges and real world problems.
A. Identify, analyze, and perform a STEM specific subject matter expert (SME) role.
B. Share ideas and work effectively with a STEM focused multidisciplinary team to achieve a common goal.
C. Listen and be receptive to ideas of others.
D. Analyze career opportunities that exist in a variety of STEM fields relevant to the STEM focused multidisciplinary team's goal.
7. Apply Technology Strategically
STEM proficient students will apply technology appropriately to answer complex questions, to investigate global issues, and to develop solutions for challenges and real world problems.
A. Identify and understand technologies needed to develop solutions to problems or construct answers to complex questions.
B. Analyze the limits, risks, and impacts of technology.
C. Engage in responsible/ethical use of technology.
D. Improve or create new technologies that extend human capability.
Maryland Technology Literacy Standards for Students
Standard 3.0 – Technology for Learning and Collaboration: Use a variety of technologies for learning and collaboration.
Standard 4.0 – Technology for Communication and Expression: Use technology to communicate information and express ideas using various media formats.
Standard 5.0 – Technology for Information Use and Management: Use technology to locate, evaluate, gather, and organize information and data.
Standard 6.0 – Technology for Problem-Solving and Decision-Making: Demonstrate ability to use technology and develop strategies to solve problems and make informed decisions.
Financial Literacy Standards:
- 1.8.D Compare different types of markets
- 1.8.D.1 Compare at least three markets that sell similar goods and services and explain how factors such as cost, material quality and durability affect consumer decisions.
- 1.8.D.2 Identify fees associated with markets that are not face-to-face such as shipping and handling.
Environmental Literacy Standards:
STANDARD 1 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
The student will investigate and analyze environmental issues ranging from local to global perspectives and develop and implement a local action project that protects, sustains, or enhances the natural environment.
Topic A: Environmental Issue Investigation
– Indicator 1: Identify an environmental issue.
– Indicator 2: Develop and write research questions related to an environmental issue.
– Indicator 3: Given a specific issue, communicate the issue, the stakeholders involved and the stakeholders' beliefs and values.
– Indicator 4: Design and conduct the research.
– Indicator 5: Use data and references to interpret findings to form conclusions.