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Grade 6 - Discipline Specific Course


Instructional Segment 1: Earth’s Place in the Solar System

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
MS-ESS1-1, MS-ESS1-2, MS-ESS1-3

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
ESS1.A: The Universe and Its Stars
ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System

 


Instructional Segment 2: Atmosphere: Cycles of Energy

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
MS-ESS1-1, MS-ESS2-6, MS-ESS3-4, MS-ESS3-5

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
ESS1.A: The Universe and Its Stars
ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System
ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
ESS2.D: Weather and Climate
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
ESS3.D: Global Climate Change



Instructional Segment 3: Atmosphere/Hydrosphere: Cycles of Matter

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
MS-ESS2-5, MS-ESS2-6, MS-ESS3-2, MS-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-4, MS-ESS3-4

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems
ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
ESS2.D: Weather and Climate
ESS3.B: Natural Hazards
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems



Instructional Segment 4: Geosphere: Surface Processes

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
MS-ESS1-4, MS-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-2, MS-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-2

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth
ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems
ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
ESS3.A: Natural Resources
ESS3.B: Natural Hazards



Instructional Segment 5: Geosphere: Internal Processes

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
MS-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-2, MS-ESS2-3, MS-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-2

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth
ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems
ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
ESS3.A: Natural Resources
ESS3.B: Natural Hazards


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