Earth's Extremes

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
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Organization:National Geographic
Summary:"From the thin air of Mount Everest to the intense pressure of the Challenger Deep, Earth is full of amazing extremes! Record-setting extremes are always being updated. Scientists and explorers discover new materials and refine their measuring methods, upsetting our ideas of """"biggest"""" or """"oldest."""" Weather patterns set new records, identifying new locations for """"wettest"""" or """"driest."""" The dynamic activity of Earth itself -- our rifting and shifting tectonic plates -- redefines """"highest"""" and """"lowest."""" What are Earth's extremes today? Follow this GeoStory to learn about Earth's extremes, from highest and lowest to hottest and coldest!"
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:3-ESS3-1; 4-ESS3-2; HS-ESS3-1; K-ESS3-2; MS-ESS3-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering); Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; earth; earth science; elementary school; geoscience; hazards; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; natural hazards; weather hazards
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