Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth
• Some events happen very quickly; others occur very slowly, over a time period much longer than one can observe. (2-ESS1-1)
Students who demonstrate understanding can:
2-ESS1-1. Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly. [Clarification Statement: Examples of events and timescales could include volcanic explosions and earthquakes, which happen quickly and erosion of rocks, which occurs slowly.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include quantitative measurements of timescales.]
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NGSS Note: Think, question, entertain ideas.
ll. Introductory Activities to Assess Prior Knowledge
A. Simple Activities - that assess students’ understanding of Earth events that happen very quickly and others that occur very slowly.
B. Brainstorming Session
Question: What are some Earth events that happen very quickly and others that occur very slowly.?
1. Break students down into groups of 3-4.
2. Ask students to generate a list of Earth events that happen very quickly and others that occur very slowly.
A. Read about Earth's events happening slowly and quickly.
The Rock Cycle
Storms - Thunderstorms
The Dirt on Dirt -- Why is Soil Important?
Examples of Models (depicts the concept expressed in the reading):
Ask students to look at the models of the rock cycle and the formation of a thunderstorm and discuss fast and slow Earth processes.
Students can create their own model with: Rock Formation Coloring
Inquiry related to the speed of Earth's processes:
1. Some events happen very quickly; others occur very slowly, over a time period much longer than one can observe.
V. Summarize Knowledge - Enduring Understandings
When you research information you must cite the reference. Citing for websites is different from citing from books, magazines and periodicals. The style of citing shown here is from the MLA Style Citations (Modern Language Association).
When citing a WEBSITE the general format is as follows.
Author Last Name, First Name(s). "Title: Subtitle of Part of Web Page, if appropriate." Title: Subtitle: Section of Page if appropriate. Sponsoring/Publishing Agency, If Given. Additional significant descriptive information. Date of Electronic Publication or other Date, such as Last Updated. Day Month Year of access < URL >.
Amsel, Sheri. "Grade 2 - 2-ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2023. March 24, 2023
< http://www.exploringnature.org/db/view/Grade-2-2-ESS1-Earths-Place-in-the-Universe >