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The Standards


Earth and Human Activity

Students who demonstrate understanding can:



Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather. K-ESS3-2

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on local forms of severe weather.

Assessment Boundary: none

Science and Engineering Practices

Asking Questions and Defining Problems

Asking questions and defining problems in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to simple descriptive questions.

Ask questions based on observations to find more information about the designed world. (K-ESS3-2)

Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information in K–2 builds on prior experiences and uses observations and texts to communicate new information.

Read grade-appropriate texts and/or use media to obtain scientific information to describe patterns in the natural world. (K-ESS3-2)

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and Effect

Events have causes that generate observable patterns. (K-ESS3-2)

Connections to Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science

Influence of Science, Engineering, and Technology on Society and the Natural World

People depend on various technologies in their lives; human life would be very different without technology. (K-ESS3-2)

Interdependence of Science, Engineering, and Technology

People encounter questions about the natural world every day. (K-ESS3-2)

Common Core State Standards Connections

  • RL.K.1 - With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. (K-ESS3-2)
  • SL.K.3 - Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood. (K-ESS3-2)
  • K.CC - Counting and Cardinality (K-ESS3-2)
  • MP.4 - Model with mathematics. (K-ESS3-2)

Model Course Mapping

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