HS-ESS2-6: Carbon Cycling in Earth's Systems

Develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere. (Energy and Matter)

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on modeling biogeochemical cycles that include the cycling of carbon through the ocean, atmosphere, soil, and biosphere (including humans), providing the foundation for living organisms.

Assessment Boundary: none


Science Practices
Developing and Using Models

Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS2.D: Weather and Climate

Crosscutting Concepts
Energy and Matter



Assessments

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Phenomena

 

Anchor Charts


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Vocabulary

Carbon
Carbon dioxide
Biogeochemical cycling
Earth’s systems (hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, biosphere)
Energy and Matter


Learning Plans


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