LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience

Through this pathway of resources students will understand how changes in one system impact another, then construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations (MS-LS2-4). After exploring the influences of science, engineering and technology on society and the natural world, students have the opportunity to evaluate and design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services (MS-LS2-5).

The Science of Thermal Runaway

Engineering Solutions

From hoverboards to cell phones, portable electrical power makes life as we know it possible. But it can come with some dangerous possibilities. Let’s investigate, experiment and search for solutions.

The Science of Extraction to E-Waste

Trade-Offs & the Supply Chain

Safe and sustainable cities will depend on lithium-ion batteries to power our modern lives. But what are the costs?

The Science of Fire Forensics

Claims, Evidence and Reasoning

There’s been a fire. Your job is to figure out where the fire started, and how.


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