** I suggest you print in color for graphs and maps. I print enough for students to work in pairs and only write on the student answer pages. If that is impossible please purchase the corresponding PowerPoint Presentation by the same name, so students can see the color maps and graphs. The PowerPoint also allows for teachers to give guidance, large group discussion and clarity to inference questions.
MS-ESS3-1. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth’s mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on how these resources are limited and typically non-renewable, and how their distributions are significantly changing as a result of removal by humans. Examples of uneven distributions of resources as a result of past processes include but are not limited to petroleum (locations of the burial of organic marine sediments and subsequent geologic traps), metal ores (locations of past volcanic and hydrothermal activity associated with subduction zones), and soil (locations of active weathering and/or deposition of rock).]