Sediments and Coastlines

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
11 12
Organization:Scripps Classroom Connection (SCC)
Summary:This unit consists of 5 lessons and should take about 2 weeks to complete. It is intended for a senior (grade 11-12) marine science class. The lessons focus on how sediments are related to their source, how sediments are deposited, and how humans interact with them -, utilizing them for their economic value as well as how we increase coastal erosion.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 3; Big Idea 5; Big Idea 7
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.C; ESS3.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-5; HS-ESS3-1; HS-ESS3-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Structure and function
Subjects: coastal systems; coasts; geology; oceans; rocks
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