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
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
Clear as Black and White Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, Human Impacts
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
Carbon Travels Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts
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
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
Build a Rain Gauge Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, Weather and Climate MS-ESS2-5, MS-ESS2-6, MS-ESS3-5
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
Awesome Fossils Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1) History of Earth
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
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

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