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Earth and Space Sciences - High School Four Course Model




Instructional Segment 1: Oil and Gas

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
HS-ESS2-6, HS-ESS2-7, HS-ESS2-1

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
ESS2.A: Earth Materials and Systems
ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
ESS2.D: Weather and Climate
ESS2.E: Biogeology





Instructional Segment 4: Water and Farming

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
HS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-3, HS-ESS3-5, HS-ETS1-1, HS-ETS1-4

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
ESS3.A: Natural Resources
ESS3.B: Natural Hazards
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
ESS3.D: Global Climate Change 
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions



Instructional Segment 5: Causes and Effects of Earthquakes

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
HS-ESS1-5, HS-ESS2-1, HS-ESS2-3, HS-ESS3-1

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth
ESS2.A: Earth Materials and Systems
ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
ESS3.A: Natural Resources
ESS3.B: Natural Hazards
PS1.C: Nuclear Processes 
PS4.A: Wave Properties

 



Instructional Segment 6: Urban Geoscience

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
HS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-4, HS-EST1-2, HS-ETS1-4

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
ESS3.A: Natural Resources
ESS3.B: Natural Hazards
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution



Instructional Segment 7: Star Stuff

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
HS-ESS1-1, HS-ESS1-3, HS-ESS1-6

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
ESS1.A: The Universe and Its Stars
ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth
PS1.C: Nuclear Processes 
PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life



Instructional Segment 8: Motion of the Universe

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
HS-ESS1-2, HS-ESS1-4, HS-ESS1-6

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
ESS1.A: The Universe and Its Stars
ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System
ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth
PS1.C: Nuclear Processes 
PS4.B Electromagnetic Radiation


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