Ohio Learning Standards
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE (ESS)
Topic: Earth’s Surface - This topic focuses on the variety of processes that shape and reshape Earth’s surface.
4.ESS.1: Earth’s surface has specific characteristics and landforms that can be identified.
Earth’s surface can change due to erosion and deposition of soil, rock or sediment.
Catastrophic events such as flooding, volcanoes and earthquakes can create landforms.
4.ESS.2: The surface of Earth changes due to weathering.
Rocks change shape, size and/or form due to water or glacial movement, freeze and thaw, wind, plant growth, acid rain, pollution and catastrophic events such as earthquakes, flooding, and volcanic activity.
4.ESS.3: The surface of Earth changes due to erosion and deposition.
Liquid water, wind and ice physically remove and carry rock, soil and sediment (erosion) and deposit the material in a new location (deposition).