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ESS Earth and Space Science

  • Rocks, Minerals and Soil

    • 6.ESS.1 Minerals have specific, quantifiable properties.

      • 6.ESS.1.a Minerals are naturally occurring, inorganic solids that have a defined chemical composition. Minerals have properties that can be observed and measured. Minerals form in specific environments.

    • 6.ESS.2 Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks have unique characteristics that can be used for identification and/or classification.

    • 6.ESS.3 Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks form in different ways.

    • 6.ESS.4 Soil is unconsolidated material that contains nutrient matter and weathered rock.

      • 6.ESS.4.a Soil formation occurs at different rates and is based on environmental conditions, types of existing bedrock and rates of weathering. Soil forms in layers known as horizons. Soil horizons can be distinguished from one another based on properties that can be measured. The terms dirt and soil are not synonymous, use the term "soil".

    • 6.ESS.5 Rocks, minerals and soils have common and practical uses.

      • 6.ESS.5.a Nearly all manufactured material requires some kind of geologic resource. Most geologic resources are considered nonrenewable. Rocks, minerals and soil are examples of geologic resources that are nonrenewable.

LS Life Science

PS Physical Science