SCI-02.ESS2.01

Earth Space Science Logo2nd Grade (SCI) Science Standards
[ESS2] Earth's Systems

SCI-02.ESS2.01 Compare and contrast multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.

Clarification Statement: Examples of solutions could include different designs of dikes and windbreaks to hold back wind and water, and different designs for using shrubs, grass, and trees to hold back the land.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS2.A: Earth Materials and Systems -Wind and water can change the shape of the land.
ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution -Because there is always more than one possible solution to a problem, it is useful to compare and test designs.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify the effects a solution will have in slowing or preventing wind and water from changing the shape of the land. 
  • I can identify weather events that will change the shape of the land. 
  • I can identify how wind and water can change the shape of the land.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land. 
  • I can reason about the effectiveness of solutions.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • demonstrate some knowledge and understanding about wind and water / weather events.
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • a basic understanding of how wind and water can change the shape of the land.
  • identify weather events that will change the shape of the land. 
  • identify how wind and water can change the shape of the land.
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land. 
  • compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land. 
  • reason about the effectiveness of solutions. 
  • identify the effects a solution will have in slowing or preventing wind and water from changing the shape of the land.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • weather 
  • wind 
  • water 
  • erosion
  • solution 
  • compare 
  • prevent 
  • design

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

Sample Activity and Inquiries:

using FOSS Pebbles, Sand, and Silt; BPop video

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