MS-ESS2-1: Cycling of Earth's Materials

Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.

Clarification Statement:  Emphasis is on the processes of melting, crystallization, weathering, deformation, and sedimentation, which act together to form minerals and rocks through the cycling of Earth’s materials.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include the identification and naming of minerals.


Science Practices
Developing and Using Models

Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS2.A: Earth Materials and Systems

Crosscutting Concepts
Stability and Change



Assessments


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Vocabulary

Earth’s materials (i.e. minerals and rocks)
Earth processes (energy from Earth’s interior)
 - Melting
 - Crystallization
 - Deformation
Earth processes (energy from the sun)
 - Weathering
 - Erosion
 - Sedimentation
Stability and Change

Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process. (Stability and Change)


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