Appendix G: MSDE Standards
MSESS3 Earth and Human Activity
MSESS33. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
Science and Engineering Practices
Construction Explanations and Designing Solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
ESS3.D: Global Climate Change

Crosscutting Concepts
Cause and Effect
The uses of technologies and any limitations on their use are driven by individual or societal needs, desires, and

MSETS1 Engineering Design
MSETS11.Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
MSETS12. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
MSETS13.Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
MSETS14. Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
Science and Engineering Practices
Asking Questions and
Developing and Using Models
Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Disciplinary Core Ideas
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems

Crosscutting Concepts
Influence of Science,

Maryland State Department of Education Standards:
Maryland State Science Curriculum
Goal 3 – Life Science: The students will use scientific skills and processes to explain the dynamic nature of living things, their interactions, and the results from the interactions that occur over time.
Goal 6 – Environmental Science: The student will demonstrate the ability to use the scientific skills and processes (Core Learning goal 1) and major environmental science concepts to understand interrelationships of the natural world and to analyze environmental issues and their solutions.
Expectation 6.1: The student will explain how matter and energy move through the biosphere (lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and organisms).
 6.1.1 The student will demonstrate that matter cycles through and between living systems and the physical environment constantly being recombined in different ways.
 6.1.2 The student will analyze how the transfer of energy between atmosphere, land masses and oceans results in areas of different temperatures and densities that produce weather patterns and establish climate zones around the earth.
Expectation 6.3: The student will analyze the relationships between humans and the Earth's resources.
 6.3.1 The student will evaluate the interrelationship between humans and air quality.
 6.3.5 The student will evaluate the interrelationship between humans and energy resources.
Expectation 6.4: The student will develop and apply knowledge and skills gained from an environmental issue investigation to an action project which protects and sustains the environment.
 6.4.1 Identify an environmental issue and formulate related research questions.
 6.4.2 Design and conduct the research.
 6.4.3 Interpret the findings to draw conclusions and make recommendations to help resolve the issue.
 6.4.4 Apply the conclusions to develop and implement an action project.
 6.4.5 Analyze the effectiveness of the action project in terms of achieving the desired outcomes.
Maryland Technological Literacy Standards for Students
Standard 3.0 – Technology for Learning and Collaboration: Use a variety of technologies for learning and collaboration.
Standard 4.0 – Technology for Communication and Expression: Use technology to communicate information and express ideas using various media formats.
Standard 5.0 – Technology for Information Use and Management: Use technology to locate, evaluate, gather, and organize information and data.
Standard 6.0 – Technology for ProblemSolving and DecisionMaking: Demonstrate ability to use technology and develop strategies to solve problems and make informed decisions.
Engineering
Engineering Design and Development  Students will demonstrate knowledge of and apply the engineering design and development process. (ITEA, STL 8,9,11)
Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Mathematics Standards
Ratio and Proportional Relationships
7.NS.3 Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.
Art
2.0 2. Explain and demonstrate how artworks reflect and influence beliefs
Maryland State STEM Standards of Practice ﾠ(SSOP)
1. Learn and Apply Rigorous Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Content
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STEM proficient students will
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learn and apply rigorous content within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines to answer complex questions, to investigate global issues, and to develop solutions for challenges and real world problems.
 Demonstrate an understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content.
 Apply science, technology, engineering, or mathematics content to answer complex questions, to investigate global issues, and to develop solutions for challenges and real world problems.ﾠ
2. Integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Content
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STEM proficient students will
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integrate content from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines as appropriate to answer complex questions, to investigate global issues, and to develop solutions for challenges and real world problems.
 Analyze interdisciplinary connections that exist within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines and other disciplines.
 Apply integrated science, technology, engineering, mathematics content, and other content as appropriate to answer complex questions, to investigate global issues, and to develop solutions for challenges and real world problems.
3. Interpret and Communicate Information from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematicsﾠ
STEM proficient students will interpret and communicate information from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to answer complex questions, to investigate global issues, and to develop solutions for challenges and real world problems.
 Identify, analyze, and synthesize appropriate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics information (text, visual, audio, etc.).
 Apply appropriate domainspecific vocabulary when communicating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content.
 Engage in critical reading and writing of technical information.
 Evaluate and integrate multiple sources 0of information (e.g.: quantitative data, video and multimedia) presented in diverse formats.
 Develop an evidencebased opinion or argument.
 Communicate effectively and precisely with others.
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Engage in Inquiry
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STEM proficient students will engage in inquiry to investigate global issues, challenges, and real world problems.
 Ask questions to identify and define global issues, challenges, and real world problems.
 Conduct research to refine questions and develop new questions.
5. Engage in Logical Reasoning
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STEM proficient students will engage in logical reasoning
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to answer complex questions, to investigate global issues, and to develop solutions for challenges and real world problems.
 Engage in critical thinking.
 Evaluate, select, and apply appropriate systematic approaches (scientific and engineering practices, engineering design process, and/or mathematical practices).
 Apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content to construct creative and innovative ideas.
 Analyze the impact of global issues and real world problems at the local, state, national, and international levels.
6. Collaborate as a STEM Team
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STEM proficient students will collaborate as a STEM team
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to answer complex questions, to investigate global issues, and to develop solutions for challenges and real world problems.
 Identify, analyze, and perform a STEM specific subject matter expert (SME) role.
 Share ideas and work effectively with a STEM focused multidisciplinary team to achieve a common goal.
 Listen and be receptive to ideas of others.
 Analyze career opportunities that exist in a variety of STEM fields relevant to the STEM focused multidisciplinary team's goal.
7. Apply Technology Strategically
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STEM proficient students will apply technology appropriately
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to answer complex questions, to investigate global issues, and to develop solutions for challenges and real world problems.
 Identify and understand technologies needed to develop solutions to problems or construct answers to complex questions.ﾠﾠﾠ
 Analyze the limits, risks, and impacts of technology.
 Engage in responsible/ethical use of technology.
 Improve or create new technologies that extend human capability.