Wisconsin Academic Standards
SCI.ESS. Disciplinary Core Idea: Earth and Space Sciences (ESS)
SCI.ESS2. Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of Earth’s systems to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.
SCI.ESS2.A. Earth Materials and Systems
SCI.ESS2.A.4,5. Four major Earth systems interact. Rainfall helps to shape the land and affects the types of living things found in a region. Water, ice, wind, organisms, and gravity break rocks, soils, and sediments into smaller pieces and move them around.
SCI.ESS2.B. Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
SCI.ESS2.B.4. Earth’s physical features occur in patterns, as do earthquakes and volcanoes. Maps can be used to locate features and determine patterns in those events.
SCI.ESS2.C. The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
SCI.ESS2.C.5. Most of Earth’s water is in the ocean, and much of the Earth’s freshwater is in glaciers or underground.
SCI.ESS3. Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of the Earth and human activity to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.
SCI.ESS3.B. Natural Hazards
SCI.ESS3.B.3,4. A variety of hazards result from natural processes; humans cannot eliminate hazards but can reduce their impacts.