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
Tropical Atlantic Aerosols Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Weather and Climate
Understanding Paleoclimate History of Earth
Using Energy Resources Wisely
Using Soundscapes to Analyze Environments
Virtual Fieldtrip to the Whaleback Anticline
Visualizing terrain with maps Human Impacts
Visualizing Your Watershed Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1), Earth's Systems (ESS2) MS-ESS1-1, MS-ESS1-2, MS-ESS1-3, HS-ESS1-1, HS-ESS1-5
Wash This Way! Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, Human Impacts 5-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-4
Watch Out for Landslides Earth's Systems (ESS2), Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) History of Earth, Human Impacts MS-ESS2-2, MS-ESS3-2
Water Filtration Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Earth's Systems, Human Impacts K-ESS3-3, 5-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-3, HS-ESS3-4
Water Quality, Dissolved Oxygen, and Phosphorous Earth's Place in the Universe (ESS1) MS-ESS1-3, HS-ESS1-2, HS-ESS1-3, HS-ESS1-6
Water: A Never-ending Story Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems MS-ESS2-4
Wetland in a Water Bottle Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems 4-ESS2-1, 5-ESS2-1, 5-LS2-1, MS-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-2
What Covers Our Land? Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems
What Do Mineralogists Do?
What Lies Beneath the Upper Crust?
What Will Survive? Earth and Human Activity (ESS3)
What's Down There?
What-a-Cycle Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems, Weather and Climate
What’s In A Name? Earth's Systems
Where Growth Meets Growth Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts MS-ESS3-3
Why Settle at Mesa Verde Earth and Human Activity (ESS3) Human Impacts
Your Own El Nino Earth's Systems (ESS2) Weather and Climate MS-ESS2-6, HS-ESS2-4
Your Own Greenhouse Earth's Systems (ESS2) Earth's Systems 5-ESS2-1

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