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

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Titlesort descending 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
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
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
Critical Zone
Cupcake Core Sampling Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1) Earth's Systems 2-ESS1-1, 4-ESS1-1

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