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Teachers build rigorous assessment clusters, driven by rich phenomena to thoroughly assess the standards

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Sandy Beaches

Use the gif below and labels on the image below to answer the questions that follow.
NGSS Phenomena: A wave from the ocean, labeled B is crashing on sand, labeled C. The air is labeled A and in the background we can see hills with trees on them labeled D.

1. The sand we see here were most likely made from working to change the .

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sun
waves
animals
ice
rocks
rain
plants

2. The tall mountains we see were most likely made from the working to change the .

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sun
rain
ice
waves
animals
rocks
plants

3. Plants are a part of the and will usually the rocks around them.

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biosphere
atmosphere
build up
not change
hydrosphere
geosphere
break down

4. Wind is a part of the and will usually the rocks that it moves around.

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break down
hydrosphere
biosphere
build up
atmosphere
geosphere
not change

5. Ice is a part of the and will usually the rocks it forms around.

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atmosphere
build up
geosphere
hydrosphere
biosphere
not change
break down

6. Fill in labels that best fit the materials that we’re observing in this phenomenon.
A =
B =
C =
D =

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Biosphere
Geosphere
Hydrosphere
Atmosphere

7. For letter C on the image and based on what you observe in the animation, what changes likely led to its formation?

8. It’s most likely that letter C was right before it changed into what it is in this image.

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Lava
A part of the atmosphere
solid rock
Magma

9. Where does the energy come from to make the waves in the water?

10. It’s likely that D made the change into C over the course of how much time?

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This matching question aligns to the following standards

  • ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems

  • MS-ESS2-1

This multiple choice question aligns to the following standards

  • ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems

  • Developing and Using Models

  • Stability and Change

  • MS-ESS2-1

  • Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Prediction

  • 4-ESS2-1

  • ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes

  • 5-ESS2-1

This matching question aligns to the following standards

  • MS-ESS2-1

  • ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes

  • Systems and System Models

  • 5-ESS2-1

This multiple choice question aligns to the following standards

  • MS-ESS2-1

  • Stability and Change

  • Developing and Using Models

  • ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems

  • 5-ESS2-1

This multiple choice question aligns to the following standards

  • ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems

  • Developing and Using Models

  • Stability and Change

  • MS-ESS2-1

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