SCI-02.ESS2.02

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

SCI-02.ESS2.02 Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.

Clarification Statement: blank
Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions -Maps show where things are located. One can map the shapes and kinds of land and water in any area.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify different kinds of land and water on Earth.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can understand the characteristics of different kinds of land and water.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can represent different kinds of land and water. 
  • I can use a map to show where things are located. 
  • I can observe patterns in the world.

Product Targets

  • I can develop a model to show different kinds of land and water.

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).
  • have limited knowledge of different kinds of land and bodies of water.
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).
  • have knowledge of different kinds of land and bodies of water. 
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area. 
  • develop a model to show different kinds of land and water. 
  • understand the characteristics of different kinds of land and water.
  • represent different kinds of land and bodies of water.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • land 
  • mountain 
  • hills 
  • valley 
  • plateau 
  • plain
  • ocean 
  • river 
  • lake 
  • sea 
  • stream 
  • model 
  • characteristics

Websites

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

Sample Activity and Possible Materials:

globe, community experts, social studies, topography maps, Discovery Streaming, and book rooms.
Models can include: Diagram, drawings, physical replica, diorama, dramatization, or a story board.

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