Next Generation Science Standards
NGSS.MS-ESS. EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
MS-ESS2. Earth’s Systems - Students who demonstrate understanding can:
MS-ESS2-4. Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
MS-ESS2.CC. Crosscutting Concepts
MS-ESS2.CC.5. Energy and Matter
MS-ESS2.CC.5.1. Within a natural or designed system, the transfer of energy drives the motion and/or cycling of matter.
MS-ESS2.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems
ESS2.A:1. All Earth processes are the result of energy flowing and matter cycling within and among the planet’s systems. This energy is derived from the sun and Earth’s hot interior. The energy that flows and matter that cycles produce chemical and physical changes in Earth’s materials and living organisms. (MS-ESS2-1)
ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
ESS2.C:1. Water continually cycles among land, ocean, and atmosphere via transpiration, evaporation, condensation and crystallization, and precipitation, as well as downhill flows on land. (MS-ESS2-4)
MS-ESS3. Earth and Human Activity - Students who demonstrate understanding can:
MS-ESS3-4. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.