Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Alignment


Disciplinary Core Idea/Sub-Idea:

ESS2. Earth's Systems

ESS2.B. Plate Tectonics and Large Scale System Interactions


2-ESS2-2. Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.

Grade 2

Creating Models


Landforms and Water

Extension 1 Instructional Focus


The Terra satellite’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) provides detailed images of geographical features that enhance our ability to map landforms and bodies of water.

Extension 2 Instructional Focus


Students design space debris bookmarks after reading a Geronimo Stilton Spacemice book entitled, Beware Space Junk! – and experiencing a pairing of informational and literary text.

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