Investigating Earth Systems: Soil

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Link to Resource: https://www.americangeosciences.org/education/ies/soils
Resource Type:Curricula and Instruction; Curriculum Materials
Grade Level:
6 7 8
Language:English
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.In this module, students will investigate: the kinds of materials in soil, the arrangement of soil materials, the amount of water the soil can hold, how water flows through soil, and how soil is eroded.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS2-1; MS-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change
Subjects: erosion; soils; water
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