Many educators surveyed have noted they’re lacking in the knowledge and resources needed to teach these important, and soon to be student tested, concepts.

 

GEF Institute Sustainability Education

 

Next Generation Science Standards

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Grade 6

  • Earth: NGSS: MS-ESS2-4. Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth's systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
  • Earth:NGSS: MS-ESS2-6. Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.''NGSS: MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment. 

Grade 7

  • Life: NGSS: MS-LS1-5. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
  • Earth: NGSS: MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment. 
  • Earth: NGSS: MS-ESS3-4. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems. 
  • Earth: NGSS: MS-ESS3-5. Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.

Grade 8

  • Life: NGSS: MS-LS1-7. Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism. 
  • Life: NGSS: MS-LS2-3. Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
  • Life: NGSS: MS-LS1-6. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and
  • flow of energy into and out of organisms. 

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Life Science: NGSS: HS-LS2-6. Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
  • Earth & Space Science: NGSS: HS-ESS3-4. Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
  • Earth & Space Science:NGSS: HS-ESS3-6. Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.
  • FL S# SC.7.E.6.6 - Identify the impact that humans have had on Earth, such as deforestation, urbanization, desertification, erosion, air and water quality, changing the flow of water.Air Quality Forecaster



































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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Aquatic Biologist
· Biofuel Production Operator
· Chemical Engineer
· Ecotourism Guide
· Energy Manager
· Environmental Public Relations Specialist
· Geophysical Engineer
· Geoscientist
· Hydrographic Surveyor
· Landscape Architect
· Nuclear Engineer
· Petroleum Engineer
· Petrologist
· Resource Manager
· Soil Conservation Technician
· Solar Engineer
· Turf Scientist
· Water Resource Engineer
· Watershed Science Technician
· Wetland Specialist
· Wind Energy Engineer
Environmental Engineers
Environmental Health and Safety Manager/Engineer (EHS)• Environmental Scientist
Operations Manager – many have sustainability as part of their responsibility which includes:• Others:• Supplier Diversity• Sustainability Consultants
Sustainability Logistic Manager – focused on transportation/distribution network optimization• Sustainability Officer• Sustainable Sourcing, Supply Chain• VP or Director of Sustainability





























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































NGSS: MS-LS1-5. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.