K-ESS3-3 Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.
Clarification Statement: Examples of human impact on the land could include cutting trees to produce paper and using resources to produce bottles. Examples of solutions could include reusing paper and recycling cans and bottles.
Assessment Boundary: none
This resource is explicitly designed to build towards this performance expectation.
Comments about Including the Performance Expectation
This lesson relies on a trade book, Oil Spill by Melvin Berger. A similar resource can also be used, however, it must emphasize the importance of preventing and cleaning up oil spills along with the impacts of oil spills on specific wildlife that rely on waterways where oil spills occur.