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HS-ESS1-5 Evidence Statement

Earth and Space Science: Earth's Place in the Universe - Evidence Statement 5

HS-ESS1-5: Evaluate evidence of the past and current movements of continental and oceanic crust and the theory of plate tectonics to explain the ages of crustal rocks.

[Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the ability of plate tectonics to explain the ages of crustal rocks. Examples include evidence of the ages oceanic crust increasing with distance from mid-ocean ridges (a result of plate spreading) and the ages of North American continental crust increasing with distance away from a central ancient core (a result of past plate interactions).]

Source: http://www.nextgenscience.org/

For more specific information, including ways this performance expectation can achieve three-dimensional learning, please see this NGSS Evidence Statement.

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