DCI.ESS.1: Earth in the Universe

(Framing Text): The planet Earth is a very small part of a very large universe that has developed over a huge expanse of time.

ESS.1.A: Students will develop an understanding of the universe, its development, immense size, and composition.

ESS.1A.1: Describe the Big Bang theory and summarize observations (e.g., cosmic microwave background radiation, Hubble’s law, and redshift caused by the Doppler effect) as evidence to support the formation and expansion of the universe.

Doppler Shift
Doppler Shift Advanced

DCI.ESS.2: Earth Structure and History

(Framing Text): Radioactive decay lifetimes and isotopic content in rocks provide a way of dating rock formations and thereby fixing the scale of geological time. Plate tectonics is the unifying theory that explains the movements of rocks on Earth’s surface and provides a comprehensive account of its geological history. Physical and chemical weathering is a result of the interactions of Earth’s geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere.

ESS.2.B: Students will develop an understanding of the history and evolution of the earth.

ESS.2B.4: Research, analyze, and explain the origin of geologic features and processes that result from plate tectonics, including sea floor spreading, earthquake activity, volcanic activity, mountain building, and location of natural resources.

Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station
Plate Tectonics

DCI.ESS.4: Earth’s Resources and Human Activity

(Framing Text): The dynamic Earth impacts human society. Natural hazards and other geologic events have shaped the course of human history. In addition, humans also impact the Earth through resource extraction and land use.

ESS.4: Students will develop an understanding of Earth’s resources and the impact of human activities.

ESS.4.3: Analyze earthquake and volcanic data to determine patterns that can lead to predicting such hazards and mitigating impact to humans.

Plate Tectonics

Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020

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