Explain that something may not work if some of its parts are missing.
Unifying Concepts of Science.
Systems and Energy (SAE)
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Provide examples that demonstrate that something may not work well (or at all) if a part of it is missing, broken, worn out, mismatched, or misconnected.
Estimate or predict the effect that making a change in one part of the system will have on other parts, and on the system as a whole.
Analyze how finding out the biggest and smallest values of something are often as revealing as knowing what the usual value is.
Realize that results of similar scientific investigations seldom turn out exactly the same, but if the differences are large it’s important to try to figure out why.
Demonstrate that if something consists of many parts, the parts usually influence one another.