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
Global Change: Where Land, Air and Water Meet Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems MS-ESS2-1
Gold Panning Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems 5-PS1-3, MS-ESS3-1
Greenhouse in a Beaker
Groundwater Movement Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, Human Impacts 5-ESS2-2, MS-ESS2-4, MS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-1
Groundwater on the Move Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems K-ESS3-1
Hands-On Experiments to Test for Acid-Mine Drainage Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts MS-ESS3-3, HS-ESS3-6
How Can You Test Your Soil? Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems 5-ESS3-1, 5-LS2-1, MS-ESS2-1
How Dangerous Are Tsunamis? Weather and Climate
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 Rock Types Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems
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
It’s the “Rain,” Man Earth's Systems (ESS2) Weather and Climate
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
Latitude and Longitude Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, Space Systems
Lightning Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems, Weather and Climate 5-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-5
Liquefaction Earth and Human Activity (ESS3)

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