MI Science Standards
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Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of water and fresh water in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.
Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact in Michigan and the Great Lakes basin.
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.
Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on Michigan’s people and places.
Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.
Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support possible explanations of Michigan’s geological changes over time.
Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.
Obtain information to identify where fresh water is found on Earth, including the Great Lakes and Great Lakes Basin.
Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.
Develop a model to represent the state of Michigan and the Great Lakes, or a more local land area and water body.
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.