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How can evidence from the rock strata be used to organize Earth’s 4.6 billion year old history.

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Print Unit 6
Intermediate - Science - Grade 6 - Unit 6
History of Earth
The purpose of this unit is for students to gain conceptual understanding of Earth’s internal structure. In addition, students will begin to develop their awareness of differing perspectives about people’s relationship to the land. Students will engage in a variety of activities including research, creating models of Earth’s layers, writing, and application of student knowledge by developing additional research questions for further inquiry and research.
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The purpose of this unit is for students to gain conceptual understanding of Earth’s internal structure. In addition, students will begin to develop their awareness of differing perspectives about people’s relationship to the land. Students will engage in a variety of activities including research, creating models of Earth’s layers, writing, and application of student knowledge by developing additional research questions for further inquiry and research.

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08-ESS2-2: Construct an explanation based on evidance for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's suface at varying time and spatial scales.

08-ESS2-3: Analyze and interpret data on the disribution of fossil and rocks, continential shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidance of the past plate motions. 

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1. I can use evidence to explain how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface.

2. I can explain the theory of continental drift.

3. I can interpret data to provide evidence of past plate motions.

4. I can analyze data on the distribution of fossils and rocks.

5. I can describe the effects of chemical and physical weathering.

 

6. I can describe the effects of erosion.

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Fossil

Fossil record

Continental drift

Plate tectonics

Plate boundaries

Plate movement

Convergent boundaries


Divergent boundaries

Rock Strata

Law of Superposition

Trench

Seafloor Spreading

Subduction

Geologic Processes

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