Mississippi College & Career Readiness Standards
MS.E.3. GRADE THREE: Earth and Space Science
Earth’s Structure and History
E.3.7B. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the composition of Earth and the processes which change Earth’s landforms.
E.3.7B.2. Develop and use models to describe the characteristics of Earth's continental landforms and classify landforms as volcanoes, mountains, valleys, canyons, planes, and islands.
E.3.7B.3. Develop and use models of weathering, erosion, and deposition processes which explain the appearance of various Earth features (e.g., the Grand Canyon, Arches National Park in Utah, Plymouth Bluff in Columbus, or Red Bluff in Marion County, Mississippi).
E.3.7B.4. Compare and contrast constructive (e.g., deposition, volcano) and destructive (e.g., weathering, erosion, earthquake) processes of the Earth.
Earth’s Systems and Cycles
E.3.9. Students will demonstrate an understanding of how the Earth’s systems (i.e., geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere) interact in multiple ways to affect Earth's surface materials and processes.
E.3.9.3. Use graphical representations to communicate the distribution of freshwater and saltwater on Earth (e.g., oceans, lakes, rivers, glaciers, groundwater, or polar ice caps).