The Footsteps of Explorers
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Correlations to National Science Standards

Grades K–4

Earth and Space Science – Content Standard D
Objects in the Sky

  • The sun, moon, stars, clouds, birds, and airplanes all have properties, locations, and movements that can be observed and described.

Changes in the Earth and Sky

  • The surface of Earth changes. Some changes are due to slow processes, such as erosion and weathering, and some changes are due to rapid processes, such as landslides, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes — and impacts!

Science and Technology – Content Standard E
Understanding About Science and Technology

  • People have always had questions about their world. Science is one way of answering questions and explaining the natural world.

Grades 5–8

Earth and Space Science – Content Standard D
Structure of the Earth System

  • Landforms are the result of a combination of constructive and destructive forces. Constructive forces include crustal deformation, volcanic eruption, and deposition of sediment, while destructive forces include weathering and erosion.

Earth in the Solar System

  • The earth is the third planet from the sun in a system that includes the moon.

National Geography Standards 
Grades K – 12
Understand how to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.


Last updated
May 4, 2011

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