# Earth's Systems

### Students who demonstrate understanding can:

#### Performance Expectations

1. Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

A Peformance Expectation (PE) is what a student should be able to do to show mastery of a concept. Some PEs include a Clarification Statement and/or an Assessment Boundary. These can be found by clicking the PE for "More Info." By hovering over a PE, its corresponding pieces from the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts will be highlighted.

### Science and Engineering Practices

#### Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Analyzing data in 3–5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to introducing quantitative approaches to collecting data and conducting multiple trials of qualitative observations. When possible and feasible, digital tools should be used.

By clicking on a specific Science and Engineering Practice, Disciplinary Core Idea, or Crosscutting Concept, you can find out more information on it. By hovering over one you can find its corresponding elements in the PEs.

## Planning Curriculum

### Common Core State Standards Connections

#### ELA/Literacy

• RI.4.7 - Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears. (4-ESS2-2)
• W.4.7 - Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic. (4-ESS2-2)

#### Mathematics

• 4.MD.A.2 - Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale. (4-ESS2-2)

## Resources & Lesson Plans

• More resources added each week!
A team of teacher curators is working to find, review, and vet online resources that support the standards. Check back often, as NSTA continues to add more targeted resources.
• This sixty-four page teacher guide / student informative text provides additional reference materials for educators who are using the Stratovolcanoes of the World poster (see Instructional Materials) Each poster featured on the map has a smaller map ...

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• Learn more about scientific and historical research relating to the nineteenth century people and events and natural and cultural resources that inspired Scott O'Dell to write this award-winning novel.

• Lessons Developed from book Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

Planning Curriculum gives connections to other areas of study for easier curriculum creation.