CSAP Standards: Grade 10 (CAC)          Air Pollution 101 (CAC)        Air Quality Index (CAC) Climate Change and Air Pollution
1.1 Ask questions and state hypotheses using prior scientific knowledge to help design and guide development and implementation of a scientific investigation X X X
1.2 Select and use appropriate technologies to gather, process, and analyze data and to report information related to an investigation   X X
1.3 Identify major sources of error or uncertainty within an investigation (for example: particular measuring devices and experimental procedures)     X
1.4 Recognize and analyze alternative explanations and models      
1.5 Construct and revise scientific explanations and models, using evidence, logic, and experiments that include identifying and controlling variables      
1.6 Communicate and evaluate scientific thinking that leads to particular conclusions X X X
2.3 There are observable and measurable physical and chemical properties that allow one to compare, contrast, and separate substances (for example: pH, melting point, conductivity, magnetic attraction) X    
3.6 Changes in an ecosystem can affect biodiversity and biodiversity contributes to an ecosystem's dynamic equilibrium     X
4.4 There are costs, benefits, and consequences of natural resource exploration, development, and consumption (for example: geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and greenhouse gases) X    
4.5 There are consequences for the use of renewable and nonrenewable resources X   X
4.10 There are interrelationships between the circulation of oceans and weather and climate     X
4.11 There are factors that may influence weather patterns and climate and their effects within ecosystems (for example: elevation, proximity to oceans, prevailing winds, fossil fuel burning, volcanic eruptions)     X
5.3 Graphs, equations or other models are used to analyze systems involving change and constancy (for example: comparing the geologic time scale to shorter time frame, exponential growth, a mathematical expression for gas behavior; constructing a closed ecosystem such as an aquarium   X  
5.4 There are cause-effect relationships within systems (for example: the effect of temperature on gas volume, effect of carbon dioxide level on the greenhouse effect, effects of changing nutrients at the base of a food pyramid) X X X
5.6 Interrelationships among science, technology and human activity lead to further discoveries that impact the world in positive and negative ways X X X