New Jersey Standards
NJ.5.4.6. Earth Systems Science: Earth operates as a set of complex, dynamic, and interconnected systems, and is a part of the all-encompassing system of the universe.
5.4.6.B. History of Earth: From the time that Earth formed from a nebula 4.6 billion years ago, it has been evolving as a result of geologic, biological, physical, and chemical processes.
Moving water, wind, and ice continually shape Earth’s surface by eroding rock and soil in some areas and depositing them in other areas.
5.4.6.B.3. Determine if landforms were created by processes of erosion (e.g., wind, water, and/or ice) based on evidence in pictures, video, and/or maps.
5.4.6.D. Tectonics: The theory of plate tectonics provides a framework for understanding the dynamic processes within and on Earth.
Earth’s landforms are created through constructive (deposition) and destructive (erosion) processes.
5.4.6.D.2. Locate areas that are being created (deposition) and destroyed (erosion) using maps and satellite images.