Grade Range
4th-12th
Active Time
45 minutes
Total Time
90 minutes
Credits

Overview

fishing boats with traps

"Boats" © 2016 Dennis Jarvis

By using a model for how fishing affects marine life populations, students will construct explanations for one of the reasons why fish populations are declining. They will then work to design solutions for ways of making fisheries more sustainable for the animals and the people who depend on them.

NGSS Alignment

This lesson helps students prepare for these Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations:
This lesson focuses on these aspects of NGSS Three Dimensional Learning:

Science & Engineering Practices Disciplinary Core Ideas Crosscutting Concepts
Developing and Using Models. Develop a model using an example to describe a scientific principle.

Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions.
3-5: Use evidence to construct or support an explanation or design a solution to a problem.

3-5: Generate and compare multiple solutions to a problem based on how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the design solution.
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems. Human activities in agriculture, industry, and everyday life have had major effects on the land, vegetation, streams, ocean, air, and even outer space. But individuals and communities are doing things to help protect Earth's resources and environments.
Cause and Effect.
3-5: Cause and effect relationships are routinely identified, tested, and used to explain change.

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Grade Range
4th-12th
Active Time
45 minutes
Total Time
90 minutes
Credits
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