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K-ESS3-2 (Science (CA NGSS))

Standard Identifier: K-ESS3-2
Content Area: Science (CA NGSS)
Grade: K
Disciplinary Core Idea: ESS3.B: Natural Hazards, ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
Cross Cutting Concept: CCC-2: Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Explanation
Science & Engineering Practice: SEP-1: Asking Questions and Defining Problems
Content Area: Earth and Space Science

Title: K-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

Performance Expectation: Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.* [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on local forms of severe weather.]

Disciplinary Core Idea(s):
ESS3.B: Natural Hazards Some kinds of severe weather are more likely than others in a given region. Weather scientists forecast severe weather so that the communities can prepare for and respond to these events. ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems Asking questions, making observations, and gathering information are helpful in thinking about problems. (secondary to K-ESS3-2)

Science & Engineering Practices: Asking Questions and Defining Problems Ask questions based on observations to find more information about the designed world.

Crosscutting Concepts: Cause and Effect Events have causes that generate observable patterns. Connections to Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science: Interdependence of Science, Engineering, and Technology People encounter questions about the natural world every day. Influence of Engineering, Technology, and Science on Society and the Natural World People depend on various technologies in their lives; human life would be very different without technology.

California Environmental Principles and Concepts:
Principle I The continuation and health of individual human lives and of human communities and societies depend on the health of the natural systems that provide essential goods and ecosystem services. Principle II The long-term functioning and health of terrestrial, freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems are influenced by their relationships with human societies.

California Common Core State Standards Connections:
ELA/Literacy RI.K.1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. SL.K.3: Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood. Mathematics MP.4: Model with mathematics. K.CC.1-3: Know number names and the count sequence. K.CC.4-5: Count to tell the number of objects. K.CC.6-7: Compare numbers.

DCI Connections:
Connections to other DCIs in this grade-band: K.ETS1.A Articulation across grade-bands: 2.ESS1.C; 3.ESS3.B; 4.ESS3.B

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