Conservation and Survey Division

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Link to Resource: http://snr.unl.edu/csd/
Resource Type:Online Outreach Programs; Outreach Programs
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
Summary:The Conservation and Survey Division (Nebraska Geological Survey), the natural resource survey component of the School of Natural Resources, is a unique, multi-disciplinary research, service and data-collection organization established by state statute in 1921. The Division's mission is to investigate and record information about Nebraska's geologic history, its rock and mineral resources, the quantity and quality of its water resources, land cover and other aspects of its geography, as well as the nature, distribution and uses of its soils. Site includes data and maps, research, reports, fact sheets; Location: Lincoln, NE
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 2
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.C; ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:2-ESS1-1; 2-ESS2-1; 4-ESS1-1; 4-ESS2-1; 5-ESS2-1; HS-ESS1-5; HS-ESS1-6; HS-ESS2-3; MS-ESS1-4; MS-ESS2-2; MS-ESS2-3
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Engaging in argument from evidence; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: geology; mineral resources; nebraska; rocks; soils
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