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 Cool Roof
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
Applications of Lidar Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1), Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems 2-ESS1-1, 4-ESS2-2, MS-ESS2-2, HS-ESS2-1
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 Model Aquifer Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems 4-ESS2-1
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
Building the Water Cycle Diagram Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems, Weather and Climate
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
Clear as Black and White Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, 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
Climate Change and Resilience Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-4, MS-ESS3-5, HS-ESS3-3, HS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-5, HS-ESS3-6
Collecting Real World Data Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, Human Impacts, Weather and Climate K-ESS2-1, K-ESS3-3, 3-ESS2-1, 3-ESS2-2, 5-ESS3-1, MS-ESS2-5, MS-ESS2-6, MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS2-2, HS-ESS2-4, HS-ESS2-6, HS-ESS2-7, HS-ESS3-3, HS-ESS3-4
Composting Materials and Rates Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems 2-ESS2-1, 4-ESS2-1, 5-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-2

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