8-LS2-4 - Terry Rhodes` Science Site

Moving NGSS to Instruction
What is the intent of the PE/learning?
What depth is intended?
What are the key concepts for learning?
What will students need to know or do to show mastery?
08-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence for how changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect
populations. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on recognizing patterns in data and making warranted inferences about changes in populations, and on
evaluating empirical evidence supporting arguments about changes to ecosystems.]
Define empirical evidence and inference
Identify physical and biological components in
an ecosystem
*Does not refer to Performance Expectation
Reasoning AND Skill/Performance*
Analyze patterns in data in order to make inferences and
predictions (claims) about changes in populations
Construct an argument, supported by evidence, to back up those