AAAS Science Assessment: Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition

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Resource Type:Assessments; Curricula and Instruction
Organization:American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Summary:This site contains information on key ideas of weathering, erosion, and deposition. It includes percentages of students (grades 6-8 and 9-12) answering tested knowledge correctly as well as common misconceptions those students might have. Key ideas include: transportation and deposition of rock material across earths surfsces, erosion, and long processes of surface shaping (by erosion and transportation).
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3; Big Idea 4
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.C; ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:2-ESS1-1; 4-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-5; MS-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change; Structure and function
Subjects: environment; erosion; geology; minerals; rocks; soils; water
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