MS-ESS2-1 Earth's Systems

MS-ESS2-1    Earth's Systems

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

MS-ESS2-1. Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the processes of melting, crystallization, weathering, deformation, and sedimentation, which act together to form minerals and rocks through the cycling of Earth’s materials.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include the identification and naming of minerals.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Developing and Using Models

Modeling in 6–8 builds on K–5 experiences and progresses to developing, using, and revising models to describe, test, and predict more abstract phenomena and design systems.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems

Crosscutting Concepts

Stability and Change

Connections to other DCIs in this grade band:

MS.PS1.A ; MS.PS1.B ; MS.PS3.B ; MS.LS2.B ; MS.LS2.C ; MS.ESS1.B ; MS.ESS3.C

Articulation of DCIs across grade-bands:

4.PS3.B ; 4.ESS2.A ; 5.ESS2.A ; HS.PS1.B ; HS.PS3.B ; HS.LS1.C ; HS.LS2.B ; HS.ESS2.A ; HS.ESS2.C ; HS.ESS2.E

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
SL.8.5Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.(MS-ESS2-1)

MS-ESS2-1    Earth's Systems

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

MS-ESS2-1. Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the processes of melting, crystallization, weathering, deformation, and sedimentation, which act together to form minerals and rocks through the cycling of Earth’s materials.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include the identification and naming of minerals.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Developing and Using Models

Modeling in 6–8 builds on K–5 experiences and progresses to developing, using, and revising models to describe, test, and predict more abstract phenomena and design systems.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems

Crosscutting Concepts

Stability and Change

Connections to other DCIs in this grade band:

MS.PS1.A ; MS.PS1.B ; MS.PS3.B ; MS.LS2.B ; MS.LS2.C ; MS.ESS1.B ; MS.ESS3.C

Articulation of DCIs across grade-bands:

4.PS3.B ; 4.ESS2.A ; 5.ESS2.A ; HS.PS1.B ; HS.PS3.B ; HS.LS1.C ; HS.LS2.B ; HS.ESS2.A ; HS.ESS2.C ; HS.ESS2.E

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
SL.8.5Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest. (MS-ESS2-1)

MS-ESS2-1    Earth's Systems

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

MS-ESS2-1. Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the processes of melting, crystallization, weathering, deformation, and sedimentation, which act together to form minerals and rocks through the cycling of Earth’s materials.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include the identification and naming of minerals.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Developing and Using Models

Modeling in 6–8 builds on K–5 experiences and progresses to developing, using, and revising models to describe, test, and predict more abstract phenomena and design systems.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems

Crosscutting Concepts

Stability and Change

Connections to other DCIs in this grade band:

MS.PS1.A ; MS.PS1.B ; MS.PS3.B ; MS.LS2.B ; MS.LS2.C ; MS.ESS1.B ; MS.ESS3.C

Articulation of DCIs across grade-bands:

4.PS3.B ; 4.ESS2.A ; 5.ESS2.A ; HS.PS1.B ; HS.PS3.B ; HS.LS1.C ; HS.LS2.B ; HS.ESS2.A ; HS.ESS2.C ; HS.ESS2.E

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
SL.8.5Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest. (MS-ESS2-1)

* The performance expectations marked with an asterisk integrate traditional science content with engineering through a Practice or Disciplinary Core Idea.

The section entitled “Disciplinary Core Ideas” is reproduced verbatim from A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Cross-Cutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Integrated and reprinted with permission from the National Academy of Sciences.