NaCl Lattice© Connections to: A Framework for K-12 Science Education Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas*

Dimension 1: Scientific and Engineering Practices

2. Developing and using models
5. Using mathematics and computational thinking
6. Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
7. Engaging in argument from evidence
8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Dimension 2: Cross Cutting Concepts

1. Patterns
2. Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation
3. Scale, proportion, and quantity
6. Structure and function
7. Stability and change

Dimension 3: Disciplinary Core Ideas:

Earth and Space Sciences

ESS2: Earth’s Systems

ESS2.A: Earth Materials and Systems
ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes

*The NSTA Reader’s Guide to A Framework for K-12 Science Education, National Research Council (NRC), 2011. A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press.