Materials and Minerals

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Resource Type:Curricula and Instruction; Curriculum Materials
Grade Level:
6 7 8
Organization:It's About Time
Summary:Investigating Earth Systems approaches Earth System Science through problem-solving, with community-based models that are hands-on and inquiry-driven. Students will investigate: where deposits of minerals can be found, how deposits form, how minerals are mined, what responsibilities you have in maging these resources, and the importance of minerals as a natural resource for producing materials.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 2; Big Idea 7
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS3-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation
Subjects: critical minerals; geology; industrial minerals; mineral resources; minerals; rocks
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