2-ESS2-3: Water on Earth

Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid. (Patterns)

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Assessment Boundary: none


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Solid water (e.g. ice, glaciers, snow)
Liquid water (e.g. oceans, rivers, lakes, groundwater)


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