Standards for DC

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1 SC.1.1.1. Observe, describe, draw, and sort objects as a way of isolating and categorizing some of their properties.
1 SC.1.2. The Earth is composed of land, air, and water.
1 SC.1.2.1. Recognize and explain that water, rocks, soil, and living organisms are found on the Earths surface.
4 SC.4.4. The properties of rocks and minerals reflect the processes that formed them.
4 SC.4.4.1. Define a mineral as a naturally occurring, crystalline inorganic solid substance. Recognize that each mineral has its own characteristic properties (e.g., quartz, mica).
4 SC.4.4.2. Describe the physical properties of minerals, including hardness, color, luster, cleavage, and streak, and recognize that one mineral can be distinguished from another by use of a simplified key.
4 SC.4.4.3. Recognize and describe that most rock is composed of different combinations of one or more minerals.
4 SC.4.4.4. weathering breaks rocks up into smaller pieces, these pieces may be many sizes and shapes, from jagged boulders to smooth grains of sand and even smaller.
4 SC.4.4.6. Define the three categories of rocks (metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary) based on how they are formed from older rocks.

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