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Next Generation Science Standards

Items in BOLD comply (items not bolded do not)

*Engineering Design integrates traditional science content with the "Engineering Design" standard through a Practice or Disciplinary Core idea.

 

STANDARD/PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONELC EXPERIENCE

Earth's Systems

 

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5-ESS2-2

  • Engage with exhibits demonstrating the water cycle
  • Compare charts and graphs displaying available water sources and amounts available for use

Earth and Human Activity

 

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  • Watch videos explaining the importance of water, an irreplaceable natural resource
  • Interact with exhibits to learn how to use less water and reduce waste
  • Engage with displays explaining the importance of protecting watersheds and the results of pollution

Engineering Design

 

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3-5-ETS1-2

3-5-ETS1-3

  • Learn how the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building is engineered to reduce impact on natural resources
  • See how design solutions for water purification and recycling are used to maintain biodiversity and support ecosystems
  • Observe how storm water and treated wastewater are released and monitored, and how treatment is modified to meet environmental guidelines