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. (Stability and Change)
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.
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Earth’s materials (i.e. minerals and rocks)
Earth processes (energy from Earth’s interior)
Earth processes (energy from the sun)
Stability and Change
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