MS-ESS2-2

Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time and spatial scales.

More Stories in MS-ESS2-2

  1. Environment

    Surprising long-haul dust and tar are melting high glaciers

    Dust and tar blown onto high mountains, like the Himalayas, boost the melting of snow and ice far more than scientists had realized. Here’s why.

    By
  2. Earth

    Scientists Say: Earthquake

    An earthquake is a sudden and sometimes violent shaking of the ground.

    By
  3. Earth

    Did rain put the Kilauea volcano’s lava-making into overdrive?

    Scientists share strongly conflicting opinions about why Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano spewed an overabundance of lava in 2018.

    By
  4. Earth

    Explainer: Why sea levels aren’t rising at the same rate globally

    The ocean is rising all over the world. The rise seems speedier in some places. What gives? Many factors, it turns out, affect where — and why — the tide gets high.

    By
  5. Planets

    Asteroids may have delivered water to early Earth

    Scientists shot mineral pellets at a simulated planet. It showed an impact wouldn’t have boiled off all of an asteroid’s water.

    By
  6. 050818_CG_kilauea_feat.jpg
    Earth

    How long will Kilauea’s new eruption last?

    A government volcano expert answers burning questions about the ongoing Kilauea eruption.

    By
  7. Physics

    Explainer: Winds and where they come from

    Temperature and pressure are critical factors affecting why the wind blows where it does. Understanding the nature of wind can teach us a lot about weather.

    By
  8. Earth

    Antarctic ice shelf sheds Delaware-sized iceberg

    Larsen C is a major ice shelf in Antarctica. An iceberg the size of Delaware has just splintered off of it in one of the largest calving events ever recorded.

    By
  9. Ecosystems

    Cool Jobs: Bringing caves’ dark secrets to light

    These three cave researchers study caves to learn more about climate, geology and organisms that can survive some of Earth’s most hostile environments.

    By