Ohio Science Standards Met

Earth & Space Science - 11th Grade

#11 - Analyze how materials from human societies (e.g., radioactive waste and air pollution) affect both physical and chemical cycles of Earth
  • "Return of the Cuyahoga" Video: The burning of the Cuyahoga influenced society to develop new opinions and habits to more positively effect the Cuyahoga River.
  • Soils: To show how what we put into the Earth has many effects, possibly changing the soils.
  • Virtual Wetlands: How to classify wetlands and how the natural environment is effected by human's existance.
#12 - Explain ways in which humans have had a major effect on other species (e.g., the influence of humans on other organisms occurs through land use, which decreases space available to other species and pollution, which changes the chemical composition of air, soil and water)
  • Urban Landscapes & Biomonitoring: Determining land usage of buildings shows human impact on the natural environment.
  • Virtual Wetlands: How to classify wetlands and how the natural environment is effected by human's existance.
#13 - Explain how human behavior affects the basic processes of natural ecosystems and the quality of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere
  • Stream Sampling Orientation: To see how the water sources have been affected and the quality has decreased.
  • Virtual Wetlands: How to classify wetlands and how the natural environment is effected by human's existance.

Life Science - 11th Grade

#05 - Investigate the impact on the structure and stability of ecosystems due to changes in their biotic and abiotic components as a result of human activity
  • Tree Keying and Identification: Use tree identifying to determine the stability of an environment.
  • Virtual Wetlands: How to classify wetlands and how the natural environment is effected by human's existance
#09 - Give examples of how human activity can accelerate rates of natural change and can have unforeseen consequences
  • "Return of the Cuyahoga" Video: The burning of the Cuyahoga was caused by human activity and influenced society to develop new opinions and habits to more positively effect the Cuyahoga River.
  • Virtual Wetlands: How to classify wetlands and how the natural environment is effected by human's existance.
#10 - Explain how environmental factors can influence heredity or development of organisms
  • Virtual Wetlands: How to classify wetlands and how the natural environment is effected by human's existance.
#12 - Recognize that ecosystems change when significant climate changes occur or when one or more new species appear as a result of immigration or speciation
  • Virtual Wetlands: How to classify wetlands and how the natural environment is effected by human's existance.
#13 - Describe how the process of evolution has changed the physical world over geologic time
  • Determination Using ORAM Overview: After analyzing the wetlands, determining the reason of the effects may be from the overall evolution of the Earth.
  • Virtual Wetlands: How to classify wetlands and how the natural environment is effected by human's existance.

Scientific Inquiry - 11th Grade

#05 - Summarize data and construct a reasonable argument based on those data and other known information
  • "Return of the Cuyahoga" Video: The burning of the Cuyahoga influenced society to develop new opinions and habits to more positively effect the Cuyahoga River.

Science & Technology - 11th Grade

#03 - Explore and explain any given technology that may have a different value for different groups of people and at different points in time (e.g., new varieties of farm plants and animals have been engineered by manipulating their genetic instructions to reproduce new characteristics)
  • iPAQs as Learning Tools: Applies the multiple uses of iPAQs to science.
  • HTML, Personal Webpage Construction: Each person creates their own page that relates to their personal interests.

Science & Technology - 12th Grade

#01 - Explain how science often advances with the introduction of new technologies and how solving technological problems often results in new scientific knowledge
  • Remote Sensing of Landscapes: Shows the benefits of using the "dot method" and what information you can recieve from this.
#03 - Research how scientific inquiry is driven by the desire to understand the natural world and how technological design is driven by the need to meet human needs and solve human problems
  • Laser Levels: Analyzing how the height of the streams' floors have changed, using technology that is new to students allows students to do so.

Scientific Ways of Knowing - 11th Grade

#01 - Analyze a set of data to derive a hypothesis and apply that hypothesis to a similar phenomenon (e.g., biome data)
  • Interpretation of PHWH Stream Data: To analyze the data collected and finalize the project with a reasoning to why this occurred.
#02 - Apply scientific inquiry to evaluate results of scientific investigations, observations, theoretical models and the explanations proposed by other scientists
  • Stream Survey: Allowing students to analyze the streams themselves to indicate the health of the water source from the data they collected.
#03 - Demonstrate that scientific explanations adhere to established criteria, for example a proposed explanation must be logically consistent, it must abide by the rules of evidence and it must be open to questions and modifications
  • PHWH analysis
#08 - Explain that the decision to develop a new technology is influenced by societal opinions and demands and by cost benefit considerations
  • "Return of the Cuyahoga" Video: The burning of the Cuyahoga influenced society to develop new opinions and habits to more positively effect the Cuyahoga River.
#09 - Explain how natural and human-induced hazards present the need for humans to assess potential danger and risk. Many changes in the environment designed by humans bring benefits to society as well as cause risks
  • "Return of the Cuyahoga" Video: The burning of the Cuyahoga influenced society to develop new opinions and habits to more positively effect the Cuyahoga River.
  • Virtual Wetlands: How to classify wetlands and how the natural environment is effected by human's existance.
#11 - Research the role of science and technology in careers that students plan to pursue
  • Symposium: Allows students to hear what opprotunities in careers are out there dealing with science and technology.