HS-ESS1-6: Evidence of the Earth's History

Apply scientific reasoning and evidence from ancient Earth materials, meteorites, and other planetary surfaces to construct an account of Earth’s formation and early history.

Apply scientific reasoning and evidence from ancient earth materials, meteorites, and other planetary surfaces to construct an account of earth’s formation and early history. (Stability and Change)

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on using available evidence within the solar system to reconstruct the early history of Earth, which formed along with the rest of the solar system 4.6 billion years ago. Examples of evidence include the absolute ages of ancient materials (obtained by radiometric dating of meteorites, moon rocks, and Earth’s oldest minerals), the sizes and compositions of solar system objects, and the impact cratering record of planetary surfaces.

Assessment Boundary: none




Assessments

The following assessments were created by science teachers hoping to better understand the NGSS. In most cases teachers went from standard to assessment in around an hour.  These are drafts and should be used accordingly. Feel free to improve these assessments or contribute to the collection. Learn more about assessment design here.


Phenomena

 

Anchor Charts


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Vocabulary

Earth’s history
Solar system
Ancient materials (e.g. moon rocks, meteorites, Earth’s oldest minerals)
Radiometric dating
Impact craters
Plate tectonic processes
Stability and Change


Learning Plans


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