Classroom Activities, categorized by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

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Title NGSS ESS Core Ideas NGSS ESS Topics NGSS Performance Expectations
A Bit of Engineering Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, Human Impacts MS-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-3, HS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-2, HS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-6
A Model of Three Faults Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1), Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, History of Earth, Human Impacts 4-ESS2-2, 5-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-2, MS-ESS2-3, HS-ESS1-5, HS-ESS2-2, HS-ESS2-3, HS-ESS3-1
A Paste with a Taste Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1), Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, Human Impacts 4-ESS1-1, 4-ESS2-1, 4-ESS3-2, 5-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-4
Adaptations of Cave Critters Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems
Aggregates Matter Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts
Analyzing Hurricanes Using Web and Desktop GIS Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts, Weather and Climate HS-ESS2-4, HS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-5
Are You a Water Waster? Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems K-ESS3-3, K-LS1-1, 2-ESS2-3, 4-ESS3-2
Awesome Fossils Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1) History of Earth
Birdseed Mining Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, Human Impacts K-ESS3-2, 4-ESS2-2, 5-ESS2-1, MS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-2, HS-ESS3-6
Build a Rain Gauge Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems, Weather and Climate
Build Your Own Weather Station Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Weather and Climate MS-ESS2-5, MS-ESS2-6, MS-ESS3-5
Burning Issues Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, History of Earth, Human Impacts 5-ESS2-1, 5-ESS3-1, MS-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-2, MS-ESS3-2, MS-ESS3-3
Carbon Travels Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts
Celebrate Wilderness
Chemistry of Burning Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, History of Earth, Human Impacts MS-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-2, MS-ESS3-2, MS-ESS3-3
Chocolate Rock Cycle Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1), Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, History of Earth 4-ESS1-1, 5-ESS2-1, MS-ESS1-4, MS-ESS2-1, MS-ESS3-1
Citizen Science Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts
Climate and Temperature Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, Weather and Climate 5-ESS3-1, MS-ESS2-5, MS-ESS2-6, MS-ESS3-5
Connect the Spheres Earth's Systems MS-ESS2-3
Connecting With Nature Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1), Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, History of Earth, Human Impacts 4-ESS1-1, 4-ESS2-1, 4-ESS3-1, MS-ESS2-2, MS-ESS3-3
Conservation in Action Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, Human Impacts HS-ESS2-7, HS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-3, HS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-6
Constructive Forces of Mountain Building
Cookie Mining Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, Human Impacts 4-ESS3-2, 5-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-2, MS-ESS3-4
Core Sampling Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1), Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, History of Earth 5-ESS2-1, MS-ESS1-4, MS-ESS2-2, MS-ESS2-3, MS-ESS3-1
Cracked Plates & Tectonics

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