HS-ESS2-3 Evidence Statement

Earth and Space Science: Earth's Systems - Evidence Statement 3

HS-ESS2-3: Develop a model based on evidence of Earth’s interior to describe the cycling of matter by thermal convection.

[ClarificationStatement: Emphasis is on both a one-dimensional model of Earth,with radial layers determined by density, and a three-dimensional model,which is controlled by mantle convection and the resulting plate tectonics. Examples of evidence include maps of Earth’s three-dimensional structure obtained from seismic waves, records of the rate of change of Earth’s magnetic field (as constraints on convection in the outer core), and identification of the composition of Earth’s layers from high-pressure laboratory experiments.]


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