Ohio Learning Standards
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE (ESS)
Topic: Earth’s Resources - This topic focuses on Earth’s resources. While resources can be living and nonliving, within this strand, the emphasis is on Earth’s nonliving resources, such as water, air, rock, soil and the energy resources they represent.
3.ESS.1: Earth’s nonliving resources have specific properties.
Soil is composed of pieces of rock, organic material, water and air and has characteristics that can be measured and observed. Use the term “soil”, not “dirt”. Dirt and soil are not synonymous.
Rocks have specific characteristics that allow them to be sorted and compared. Rocks form in different ways. Air and water are also nonliving resources.