Earth Systems Mini Essays and Examples

Collection of 5 essay prompts for teaching Earth science as well as examples which are aligned with common core/ and or district standards. #VegasPBS-INST125

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Content Area

  • Science

Resource Type(s)

  • Assessment
  • Miscellaneous


  • 7th Grade


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Standard(s)/Course Objective(s)

  • 1.13 - The student will present results and data to class.
  • 1.14 - The student will use evidence to support an explanation.
  • 1.17 - The student will use models to develop scientific understanding.
  • 3.1 - The student will describe the characteristics of the layers of the earth.
  • 3.4 - The student will use models to demonstrate the movement of crustal plates.
  • 3.5 - The student will use evidence to explain that the earth’s lithosphere is composed of many plates rather than one continuous piece.
  • 3.6 - The student will explain why earthquakes, mountain building, and volcanic eruptions often occur at the boundaries between plates.
  • 5.1 - The student will distinguish between sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks.
  • 5.2 - The student will diagram the rock cycle.
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Textbook Unit(s)

  • Unit 2 Rocks and Landforms
  • Unit 3 Fossils


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