Using These Educational Resources to Address Standards

Educational Supplement

Next Generation Science Standards

The Water Sampling and Water Testing virtual labs are relevant to Next Generation Science Standards and could be incorporated into lessons that address standards. Here are some standards to consider:

HS. Earth and Human Activity

HS-ESS3-4. Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.

HS. Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

HS-LS2-7. Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversitys

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, Proportion and Quantity

The significance of a phenomenon is dependent on the scale, proportion, and quantity at which it occurs. (HS-LS2-1)

Science and Engineering Practices

Using mathematics and computational thinking

Use mathematical and/or computational representations of phenomena or design solutions to support explanations. (HS-LS2-1)

Common Core Standards Connections


RST.11-12.7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem. (HS-LS2-6),(HS-LS2-7),(HS-LS2-8)


HSN.Q.A.1 Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multi-step problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas; choose and interpret the scale and the origin in graphs and data displays. (HS-ESS3-4)