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
Cracked Plates & Tectonics
Critical Zone
Cupcake Core Sampling Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1) Earth's Systems 2-ESS1-1, 4-ESS1-1
Dangerous Atmosphere Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Weather and Climate MS-ESS2-5, MS-ESS2-6, MS-ESS3-5
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
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
Density of Minerals Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts
Determining Mineral Reserves Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts
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
Digging Into Soil Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems
Disaster Supplies Kit Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Weather and Climate K-ESS3-2, 4-ESS3-2, MS-ESS3-2, HS-ESS3-1
Discovering Fossils 3-LS4-1
Drill Site Dilemma Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1), Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, Human Impacts
Dynamic Wetlands Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems HS-ESS2-2
Earth and Ancient Architecture Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts
Earth's Hydrologic Cycle Earth's Systems (ESS2) 2-ESS2-3, MS-ESS2-4, HS-ESS2-5
Earth: This Is Home Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts
EarthCaching Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1), Earth's Systems (ESS2) History of Earth MS-ESS2-2, HS-ESS2-1
Earthquake Machine Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts HS-ESS3-1
Earthquake on the Playground Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts MS-ESS3-2, HS-ESS3-1, HS-PS4-1
Energy and Population
Energy Efficiency Earth's Systems (ESS2) Weather and Climate MS-PS1-4, MS-PS3-4, HS-ESS2-4, HS-PS3-4
Engineer a Satellite Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts MS-ESS3-2
Enliven Data With Art Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1), Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems
Exploring 'Wild' Places with GIS Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts

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