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Mapping Earth systems

Very colorful map of Bedrock Geology for the U.S.  Maps of very different characteristics in the landscape can reveal surprising connections.
Very colorful map of Bedrock Geology for the U.S. Maps of very different characteristics in the landscape can reveal surprising connections.
View ten maps of the contiguous 48 states, each highlighting different geographic features. Viewing the maps collectively reveals connections among different Earth systems.

Grades 6 - 14
All Disciplines
Information • Dataset • Activity


Educational Objectives

  • Describe similarities in the geographic distribution of different characteristics of the landscape.
  • Speculate on relationships among these different characteristics.

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Audience
K-12
General Public
Higher Education


NGSS Crosscutting Concepts: Patterns | Systems and System Models

NGSS Science & Engineering Practices: Developing and Using Models

NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas: ESS2 - Earth’s Systems | ESS3 - Earth and Human Activity


Observatory: National CZO

Author(s): Don Haas (PRI)