LA.ESS-M. Earth and Space Science: The students will develop an understanding of the properties of earth materials, the structure of the Earth system, the Earth's history, and the Earth's place in the universe.
ESS-M-A5. Structure of the Earth: identifying the characteristics and uses of minerals and rocks and recognizing that rocks are mixtures of minerals. (2, 3, 4)
ESS-M-A6. Structure of the Earth: explaining the processes involved in the rock cycle. (1, 4)
ESS-M-B3. Earth History: understanding that earth processes such as erosion and weathering affect the Earth today and are similar to those which occurred in the past. (1, 2, 3, 4)
LA.SE-M. Science and the Environment: In learning environmental science, students will develop an appreciation of the natural environment, learn the importance of environmental quality, and acquire a sense of stewardship. As consumers and citizens, they will be able to recognize how our personal, professional, and political actions affect the natural world.
SE-M-A10. Identifying types of soil erosion and preventive measures. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)