This resource is explicitly designed to build towards this science and engineering practice.
Comments about Including the Science and Engineering Practice
Students use a model to describe what happens to atoms and molecules during a combustion reaction. Students also use a graphical model to describe what has been happening to carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere over time. A model of a car and window is used to explain the greenhouse effect. An extension activity offers a carbon cycle model and a carbon sequestration model for students to use to explain some ways that people are attempting to solve the climate change carbon dioxide problem. Students do not develop their own models, which is why the lesson is not suitable as an assessment for the entire Performance Expectation, but it does offer the students a chance for guided practice with a variety of different types of models. The lesson would therefore work best as an introductory lesson for the concept of modeling, as it walks students through using different types of models, and how to use models to explain and/or predict phenomena.