Rhode Island World-Class Standards
RI.ESS1. Earth and Space Science: The earth and earth materials as we know them today have developed over long periods of time, through continual change processes.
ESS1 (K-4) INQ-1. Given certain earth materials (soils, rocks or minerals) use physical properties to sort, classify, and describe them.
ESS1 (3-4)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of earth materials by...
1d. Identifying the four basic materials of the earth (water, soil, rocks, air).
ESS1 (K-4) INQ+SAE-4. Explain how wind, water, or ice shape and reshape the earth.
ESS1 (3-4)-4. Students demonstrate an understanding of processes and change over time within earth systems by...
4a. Investigating local landforms and how wind, water, or ice have shaped and reshaped them (e.g. severe weather).
4c. Identifying sudden and gradual changes that affect the Earth (e.g. sudden change = flood; gradual change = erosion caused by oceans).