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.
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
Ancient materials (e.g. moon rocks, meteorites, Earth’s oldest minerals)
Plate tectonic processes
Stability and Change
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)
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