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

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Titlesort ascending NGSS ESS Core Ideas NGSS ESS Topics NGSS Performance Expectations
Earth: This Is Home Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts
Earth's Hydrologic Cycle Earth's Systems (ESS2) 2-ESS2-3, MS-ESS2-4, HS-ESS2-5
Dynamic Wetlands Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems HS-ESS2-2
Drill Site Dilemma Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1), Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, Human Impacts
Discovering Fossils 3-LS4-1
Disaster Supplies Kit Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Weather and Climate K-ESS3-2, 4-ESS3-2, MS-ESS3-2, HS-ESS3-1
Dig Into Soil Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1), Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems K-LS1-1, 2-ESS2-2, 4-ESS1-1, 4-ESS2-1
Density of Minerals Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts
Deep-Sea Drilling 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
Dating Popcorn Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1), Earth's Systems (ESS2) History of Earth MS-ESS1-4, MS-ESS2-3, HS-ESS1-5, HS-ESS1-6, HS-ESS2-1
Dangerous Atmosphere Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Weather and Climate MS-ESS2-5, MS-ESS2-6, MS-ESS3-5
Cupcake Core Sampling Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1) Earth's Systems 2-ESS1-1, 4-ESS1-1
Critical Zone
Cracked Plates & Tectonics
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
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
Constructive Forces of Mountain Building
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
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
Connect the Spheres Earth's Systems MS-ESS2-3
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
Citizen Science Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts
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
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
Celebrate Wilderness

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