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.
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.