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
How Much Soil Is There? Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) K-ESS3-1
How Natural Gas Forms Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) History of Earth, Human Impacts
Humans and Water, Past to Present Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts
Hurricane Tracking Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts MS-ESS3-2, HS-ESS2-2
Identifying Your Watershed Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts HS-ESS2-1
Investigating Different Rock Types Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems MS-ESS2-1
Investigating Soil Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems 4-ESS2-1, 5-ESS2-1, MS-ESS3-1
Investigating Water Use in Your Home Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts MS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-3
It's About Time Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1) History of Earth MS-ESS1-4
Karst, Sinkholes, and Human Activity
Know Your Energy Costs Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts, Weather and Climate MS-ESS3-5, HS-ESS3-6
Land and People: Finding a Balance Human Impacts
Lightning Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems, Weather and Climate 5-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-5
Liquefaction Earth and Human Activity (ESS3)
Logs of Straw - Dendrocronology Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, Weather and Climate 5-ESS2-1, MS-ESS3-5, HS-ESS2-2, HS-ESS2-4
Look Up! Earth's Systems, Weather and Climate
Looking for Wild Elements Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, Human Impacts 5-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-3
Magnets at the Core Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems HS-ESS2-3
Make a Thunderstorm Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems, Weather and Climate 5-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-5
Make Your Own Compass
Make Your Own Powers of Ten
Making a Cave Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems, History of Earth MS-ESS2-2, HS-ESS2-5
Making Visible the Path of the Sun Earth's Systems (ESS2) Space Systems
Making Your Own National Park Geologic Tour Earth's Systems (ESS2) History of Earth MS-ESS2-2
Map-Making Basics Earth's Systems (ESS2) History of Earth MS-ESS2-3

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