MA.ES. EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
ES.12. Give examples of how the surface of the earth changes due to slow processes such as erosion and weathering, and rapid processes such as landslides, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes.
Rocks and Their Properties
ES.1. Give a simple explanation of what a mineral is and some examples, e.g., quartz, mica.
ES.2. Identify the physical properties of minerals (hardness, color, luster, cleavage, and streak), and explain how minerals can be tested for these different physical properties.
ES.3. Identify the three categories of rocks (metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary) based on how they are formed, and explain the natural and physical processes that create these rocks.